Police have stated that youngsters “might have been killed” after a suspected drunk driver crashed a automotive at a pedestrian crossing close to a major college in Lurgan.
The incident occurred on Francis Avenue within the city, near St Francis Major Faculty, with officers saying if the accident had occurred on a weekday, there would doubtless be “college youngsters mendacity useless on our roads”.
An an officer, writing on the PSNI’s Craigavon Fb web page, stated: “That is what drink driving seems to be like.
“The one upside to that is that it occurred on a Sunday morning and never a weekday.
“The motive force is now en path to custody with nobody else injured, but when it had been the identical time tomorrow, it could now virtually definitely be the scene of a deadly, with college youngsters mendacity useless on our roads.”
The motive force was arrested on suspicion of car theft, driving with extra alcohol, driving with no insurance coverage and driving with no MOT.
The officer added: “Lastly, if you’re somebody egocentric sufficient to drink and drive, look intently at this photograph. This can be a lucky escape. If convicted, the motive force will lose the license, the insurance coverage prices will soar, and they are often glad it’s not jail time with blood on their fingers. It’s by no means value it.”
Belfast Telegraph Digital