Drunk driver fled ac­ci­dent scene

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - NEWS - By Jo Pugh jpugh@cb­news.es

GUARDIA Civil are hunt­ing for a driver who aban­doned his car af­ter an as­ton­ish­ing crash last week.

The in­ci­dent took place on the N-332 be­tween Benissa and Teu­lada, near the La Pe­dr­era in­dus­trial es­tate.

A pass­ing res­i­dent no­ticed a car ly­ing at quite some dis­tance from the road, and fear­ing for the safety of the oc­cu­pants, called the po­lice.

Guardia Civil ar­rived at the scene at around 10.30, and quickly re­alised that the driver and any oc­cu­pants had van­ished.

Upon in­ves­ti­ga­tion, it tran­spired that the car had crossed the road at high speed and flown around seven me­tres in the air, land­ing up­right in dense shrub­bery. It had trav­elled so far that it could not be seen from the road.

As there were no brake marks on the road, the Guardia Civil could only as­sume that the driver of the car had been in­tox­i­cated and had fled the scene.

The car was sub­se­quently found to have been stolen, and the search for the driver con­tin­ues.

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