Police officers hospitalised after 'drink-drive' collision with Mini

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Police on the Isle of Wight were taken to hospital after an alleged drink-drive smash
Police on the Isle of Wight were taken to hospital after an alleged drink-drive smash

Two police officers are among three who had to be rushed to hospital after an alleged drink-drive collision.

A Mini crashed into the officer's van on Thursday night shortly before 8pm on the Isle of Wight.

The driver of the Mini has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, and their passenger was also taken to hospital.

Detectives are questioning the suspect at Newport Police Station.

The road around Fitzroy Street in Sandown is being kept closed while an investigation is carried out.

Pictures from the scene showed the damage sustained to the police van, with the bonnet caved in and broken glass left on the road.

The driver of the Mini has been arrested by Isle of Wight police (Getty Images)
The driver of the Mini has been arrested by Isle of Wight police (Getty Images)

In a post on Facebook, Isle of Wight Police said: "The road will be closed for a while.

"While I can’t say much at this time, I want to make it clear so we don’t have speculation online as I’ve seen some reports and posts.

"This means it is out in the public domain and I can share some information to reassure you about the vehicles involved.

"It appears the police vehicle was on normal patrol and the Mini has not stopped at a give way sign.

"The driver of the Mini has been arrested on suspicion of drink/drug driving.

"The passenger of the Mini has been taken to hospital.

"Two police officers have been taken to hospital - they are aware of this post.

"All next of kin have been notified."

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