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Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Drug Driving After Motorcyclist Injured In Collision In Bishop’s Waltham

By Times Reporter in News on January 30, 2024

A driver was arrested on suspicion of drug-driving after a collision in Bishop’s Waltham earlier today in which a motorcyclist suffered serious injuries.

Police were called at 8.02am this morning to reports of a collision involving a motorbike and a van on Winchester Road, Bishops Waltham.

The rider of the motorbike, a 39-year-old man from Southampton has suffered serious injuries, but not life-threatening injuries, and has been taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: “A 51-year-old man from Bishops Waltham has been arrested on suspicion of driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit. He has been released under investigation.

“Were you driving in the area at the time? Do you have any dashcam footage that may assist our enquiries? Anyone with information that may assist our investigation should call 101 quoting reference 44240042757.”

You can also report online via the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary website: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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