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Drink-drive charge for Worthing coach crash driver

  • 22 December 2011
  • From the section England
Crash scene in Downview Road, Worthing
Eight unoccupied parked cars were damaged during the incident in Worthing

The driver of a coach which crashed into eight parked cars in West Sussex has been charged with drink-driving.

Paul Shields, 47, of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, also faces charges of driving without due care and attention and tachograph offences.

He was taken to hospital with minor injuries after the coach he was driving collided with eight parked cars in Downview Road, Worthing, on 18 June.

No-one was in any of the vehicles and Mr Shields was alone on the coach.

He is due to appear before Worthing magistrates on 20 January.

The coach was owned by Nottingham-based Trevor Bailey Travel. Sussex Police said some of the cars were damaged beyond repair.

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