Police Trace and Arrest Suspect in Polegate Vehicle Crash

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Police Trace and Arrest Suspect in Polegate Vehicle Crash

Police have located and arrested a man in connection with a vehicle crash that left a car badly damaged off the A22 Hailsham Road near the Cophall Wood recycling centre.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 8:55 PM on Friday, June 7th, and discovered the vehicle amidst dense bushes and undergrowth. Despite a thorough search of the vehicle and the surrounding area, no occupants were initially found.

Police Trace And Arrest Suspect In Polegate Vehicle Crash

After several hours of enquiries, police successfully traced and located the suspect. The 53-year-old man was taken to the hospital for a check-up and was found to be uninjured. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and possession with intent to supply a controlled drug class B.

The man has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The damaged vehicle has been recovered, and the road was re-opened early on Saturday, June 8th. Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Anyone with information about the crash is urged to contact the police.

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