Drunk driver causes head-on collision

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A MAN was arrested in Antequera, Malaga, for driving in the wrong direction on the A-45 motorway while four times over the legal alcohol limit.

He drove 500 metres towards Cordoba in a lane intended for traffic going in the opposite direction, towards Malaga. The events took place at kilometre 101.5 of the A-45.
Several vehicles swerved to avoid him, but one was unable to do so and he crashed into it, head-on. The driver of the other vehicle was slightly injured.
The drunk driver who caused the head-on collision is under investigation by the Guardia Civil for dangerous driving and driving while under the influence of alcohol.

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Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.