Southmill Road crash: BMW driver arrested on suspicion of taking vehicle without consent, dangerous driving, drug driving and possession with intent to supply class A drug
A 19-year-old suspected drug dealer is in police custody on Wednesday morning (Oct 14) after a car overturned and ploughed into a brick wall and front garden of a house in Southmill Road.
Police were called just after 9.45pm on Tuesday (Oct 13). Officers arrived to find a BMW had come to rest on its roof against the front porch of an end-of-terrace house.
A spokeswoman for Hertfordshire Constabulary said that the teenage driver was taken to hospital to have his injuries assessed and was discharged a short time later.
"He has been arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent, dangerous driving, drug driving and possession with intent to supply class A. He remains in police custody at this time."
The vehicle was travelling south, from South Street to London Road, along the street, which has a 30mph speed limit, when it apparently clipped a parked car, flipped into the air, crashed through the low boundary brick walls of two neighbouring houses and came to rest on its roof in the front garden of one of them.
The road was closed as fire and rescue crews and police dealt with the aftermath.
A Southmill Road resident who asked to be identified only as Tom told the Indie shortly before 11pm: "The residents were quickly out to see what the noise was – it sounded like an explosion."