A 17-year-old was arrested after failing a breath test following an accident at the weekend.

Police were called to Leyburn Road in Middleham at 5.20pm on Saturday.

A car had left the road.

No other vehicles were believed to be involved and there were no injuries.

The 17-year-old male driver failed a roadside breath test and was arrested on suspicion of driving when their alcohol level was over the legal limit.

He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

The arrest came last than an hour after England’s win over Sweden in the World Cup quarter finals.

North Yorkshire Police is running a month-long crackdown on drink driving which coincides with the tournament.

Rebecca Susan Nicholson, 40, of West Burton, near Leyburn, was banned for four years after being found to be three times the legal limit when police stopped her on the A684 in Wensley on June 12, the same day England played Tunisia.

Story courtesy of richmondshiretoday