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Woman pulled from wreck

Emergency crews raced to Broomfield Road on Sunday afternoon after a Land Rover and a Toyota crashed. A 60-year-old woman had to be pulled from her car to safety by onlookers after it flipped in the road. Ambulance spokesman Rich Airey said she suffered injuries to her arms but did not need to be taken to hospital.

Drink-driver banned

A Herne Bay man who was caught behind the wheel while more than three times the legal drink-drive limit has been banned from the road. Laurie Atkinson, 28, of the Meadows, Broomfield, was driving a Citroen Berlingo in Dence Park when he was pulled over by police on March 30. When breathalysed, he gave a reading of 120 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35. He was arrested and charged with drink-driving, but failed to turn up at court on May 12. Atkinson appeared at Channel Magistrates’ Court two days later, when he admitted drink-driving and failing to surrender. He was banned from driving for three years and ordered to carry out 200 hours unpaid work and pay £145 in charges and costs.

Car smash

Police closed the Old Thanet Way after a four-car smash on Tuesday evening. Ambulances were called to the accident between Greerthill and  Chestfield and police closed the road in both directions at 5.20pm. A male driver was taken to QEQM Hospital in Margate. Police spokeswoman Lisa Humphrys said:

“Officers reopened the road at 7.55pm. They went to check on the welfare of the man in hospital who was fine and sitting up in his bed.”

Herne Bay Gazette, June 5th 2014

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