Motoring

M5 campervan driver bailed following crash

A campervan driver who was arrested following a collision on the M5 with a police car last week has been bailed.

Avon and Somerset Police officers were called to the incident at around 2.45am on the Devon-bound side of the motorway after receiving concerns for welfare reports regarding a campervan parked on the hard shoulder between junctions 23 and 24 on Saturday (June 17).

The force said when officers approached the vehicle, the driver drove away.

Police followed the van, but the motorists reportedly refused to stop.

A stinger was deployed between junctions 26 and 27 near the Somerset-Devon border to help stop the vehicle just after 3am.

However, the force said the driver crashed into a stationary police car, causing the campervan to flip onto the hard shoulder.

Police said a 26-year-old man was arrested at the scene and was taken to hospital to be checked over.

The M5 was closed for a short while as recovery of the vehicle took place.

In an update issued this morning (June 19), a police spokesperson said: “The man we arrested has been bailed.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

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1 comment

Richy Rich June 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

So, in summary, a member of the public was pulled over on the hard should, for whatever reason, they left when the police arrived, was then perused by the police, who then deployed a device ON THE MOTORWAY designed to blow out tires causing an accident and they then arrest the driver. You really can’t make this stuff up.

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