Saturday, 28 March, 2020

Ant McPartlin arrested over ‘drink driving crash’

Saturday Night Takeaway host Ant McPartlin has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving following a crash involving two cars.

Ant McPartlin has been arrested by police following a reported ‘drink-driving crash’ that lead to a girl aged 3 visiting hospital.

Ant was arrested approx 4pm on Sunday after his Mini was involved in a car crash in South West London.

A little girl aged 3 was taken to hospital as a precaution after the Geordie presenter lost control of his Mini with his mum and dog Hurley inside.

The Daily Mirror reports that Ant ‘failed a roadside breathalyser test and was taken away by cops in the back of a police car for questioning’.

One witness has reported that Ant seemed angry following the crash and was ‘shouting at his mum who was also in the car’.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: “Police in Richmond were called to Lower Richmond Road at 15.59hrs following reports of a road traffic collision involving three vehicles.

“Officers, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended.

“A number of individuals were treated at the scene for minor injuries only. A child passenger from one of the cars has been taken to hospital for a check up as a precaution.

“A 42-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink-driving after failing a roadside breathalyser test.

The statement concluded with: “He has been taken to a south London police station for questioning.”

Witness Amy Cassie, 23, told The Mirror that she helped Ant’s mum get his dog out of the car: “Ant seemed furious after crashing the car and was shouting at his mum who was also in the car. She was trying to get him to calm down.

Amy added: “The police took him to the back of the police car to remove him from the situation.”

Met Police released the following statement shortly after the crash at 4pm: “A number of individuals were treated at the scene for minor injuries only.

“A child passenger from one of the cars has been taken to hospital for a check up as a precaution.

“A 42-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink-driving after failing a roadside breathalyser test.”

Representatives for Ant McPartlin have not commented on the incident at the time of publication.

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