A1 reopens southbound near Biggleswade – as driver with children in car is arrested on suspicion of being four times alcohol limit

The car is recovered after the crash on the A1 near Biggleswade this afternoon. Picture: @roadpolice

The car is recovered after the crash on the A1 near Biggleswade this afternoon. Picture: @roadpoliceBCH - Credit: Archant

The A1 has now reopened southbound between the two Biggleswade roundabouts after a car involved in a crash was recovered – with a motorist arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

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The southbound carriageway first had a lane closed, then was completely shut for a spell while a vehicle that had left the road was recovered.

The Beds, Cambs and Herts road policing unit tweeted at 4.21pm to say the carriageway had reopened and that the driver, with four children in the car, had been shown to have 143mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath – more than four times the limit of 35mcg.

Other motorists were quick to make their anger known, with Rob Sherry from Sandy tweeting: “Why do people still think it is acceptable to drink and drive? Angers me so much – such a selfish act. Glad everyone is alive though.”

Nick Deal added: “Disgusting.”

The scene after the crash on the A1 near Biggleswade. Picture: @roadpoliceBCH

The scene after the crash on the A1 near Biggleswade. Picture: @roadpoliceBCH - Credit: Archant


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Police have indicated that there are fortunately only minor injuries. The driver has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

Traffic on the Biggleswade stretch of the A1 has returned to normal.

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