Firefighters called to rescue drunk driver in Harrogate
Jan 10, 2024
The Pot Bank area in Harrogate. Picture: Google.
The incident happened near Pot Bridge.

Both Harrogate fire engines were called out in the early hours of this morning to help free a drunk driver after a crash.

Police requested firefighters’ assistance near Pot Bridge on the B6161, between Killinghall and Hampsthwaite, at 4.25am this morning.

According to North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service‘s incident report, the car had been involved in a single vehicle crash “with the male driver still in vehicle and believed intoxicated”.

It added:

“As fire crews prepared for a vehicle roof removal, male made his own way from vehicle and into care of ambulance where he was transported to hospital in ambulance complaining of back pain.”

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