Po­lice send text to driver who fled scene

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

A SUS­PECTED drink driver who fled the scene of an road crash was told to grow up and take re­spon­si­bil­ity for their ac­tions in a cheeky text mes­sage from po­lice.

Of­fi­cers from Mar­ket Bos­worth at­tended the scene of a three car smash on Le­ices­ter Road, Groby on Fri­day night at around 7pm.

On in­ves­ti­gat­ing the aban­doned car they found con­tact and in­sur­ance de­tails for the owner.

Post­ing to the Mar­ket Bos­worth Po­lice Face­book page, PC Rob Cross said: “One of the driv­ers from the RTC ear­lier on left the scene of the col­li­sion. There was a sug­ges­tion that al­co­hol may have been con­sumed by the driver. How­ever. I’ve just sent a text to them...”

Point­ing out the driver’s er­ror and tak­ing a cheeky pop at their de­ci­sion to leave the scene, the text said: “Next time you’re in­volved in a col­li­sion and you de­cide to run away, it would be wise not to leave all your de­tails in the car, and have it in­sured to your­self.

“Po­lice in­ci­dent 592 of to­day refers when you’re adult enough to take re­spon­si­bil­ity. Call 101.”

The text mes­sage was wel­comed by fol­low­ers of the Face­book page with one com­ment­ing the driver had been ‘owned’ by po­lice.

How­ever one sug­gested the driver should have been ar­rested in­stead of sent a text mes­sage.

Ian Con­nelly said: “In­stead of fore­warn­ing him/her that you know who was driv­ing, do you not think it would have made more sense in go­ing to the ad­dress with the in­ten­tion of nick­ing him/her for drink driv­ing?

“I’m sure your gaffers will be unim­pressed with your post­ing, or at least they should be.”

Mar­ket Bos­worth Po­lice re­sponded to the crit­i­cism say­ing: “You as­sume we didn’t go to the driver’s ad­dress with the in­ten­tion of nick­ing him/her?”

Three ve­hi­cles were in­volved in the smash on Le­ices­ter Road with mi­nor in­juries be­ing suf­fered.

PC Cross recorded a video at the scene warn­ing mo­torists to avoid the area for a short time while the ve­hi­cles were re­cov­ered and the road cleared.

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