Crash driver arrested

A man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car crash on the A6 last weekend.

The crash took place at 7pm on Saturday, July 9.

Traffic in both directions outside the Whitworth Park Hotel, in Darley Dale, ground to a halt when a Ford Fiesta travelling towards Rowsley collided with a Mitsubishi Shogun towing a caravan.

Police arrested a man on suspicion of drink driving and he was taken into custody.

Eyewitness Godfrey Holmes, of Chesterfield, said: “Holymoorside Choir members about to perform in their big Summer Concert at the Whitworth Institute dashed down to see how they could help, and to direct cars returning from the Chatsworth Rally around the wreckage.”