Police send text to driver who fled scene
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.