Police have given a snapshot of what a Friday nightshift in East Lancashire looks like after receiving 89 callouts - including a drink driver more than three times the limit who crashed his car into a garden wall.

On Friday, police in Rossendale began their shift by arresting a 37-year-old woman when she crashed her car into several parked vehicles in Rawtenstall just aftre 10.30pm.

She provided a breath sample of 45 - the legal limit is 35.

Next, at around 11pm, officers were sent to a crash in Bacup.

Police attended and found the driver had crashed their van and had then ran from the scene, leaving two parked cars damaged. 

Over in Haslingden, the driver of an Audi was seen reversing into a garden wall, before driving off. 

Police found the vehicle but it failed to stop on request, and a short pursuit ensued, with the driver being stopped and arrested after blowing 103 - three times the drink drive limit.

On Friday night, Insp Chris Valentine said: "Tonight was our last night shift for team two and it’s been a busy one.

"We’ve had 89 calls to our comms centre that resulted in some form of deployment and plenty more that were dealt with at the time of the call or booked in for visits later.

"In Rawtenstall a 37-year-old female was arrested just after 10.30pm after crashing into parked vehicles and providing a breath sample of 45.

"We’ve attended an RTC in Bacup where the driver crashed their van just after 11pm and then ran off. Two parked cars were damaged.

"In Haslingden a member of the public saw an Audi reverse into a garden wall and then drive off.

"Patrols found the vehicle 30 mins later but it failed to stop for them.

"After a brief pursuit the driver was detained and blew 103 which is almost three times the drink drive limit.

"It’s always disappointing catching people drink driving.

"It’s an offence that just doesn’t need to happen and not only does it take officers off the streets having to process and deal with them but it also puts other road users and the public at serious risk."

Just before 3am police were called to another incident, but this time it was to an attempted theft from a vehicle.

Insp Valentine added: "We received a report of males trying to break into a vehicle on Burnley Road East.

"Officers were quick to arrive on scene and have arrested a male aged 46 on suspicion of theft from motor vehicle.

"I hope this gives you a little snapshot of what we’ve dealt with overnight.

"My team have worked hard across the whole borough and they’ve earned the next few days off before we get back to it."

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