WATCH: Man arrested after car veers off road and rips out lamppost in Co Down

By Brett Campbell

A 22-year-old man has been arrested after a car he was driving veered off the road and ripped out a lamppost in Co Down.

The shocking incident happened outside a garage on Mill Street in Newtownards at around 5.50am on Friday morning. 

It was captured on CCTV.   

A PSNI spokesperson said: "Police received a report of a vehicle colliding with a lamp post on Mill Street, Newtownards at around 5.50 am on Friday, May 22. 

"Officers attended and arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of a number of motoring offences, including driving when unfit through drink or drugs, driving whilst disqualified, dangerous driving and using a motor vehicle without insurance."

Last night he remained in police custody.

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