Essex Police has issued a drink driving warning after attending multiple incidents across Essex on Saturday.
The Chelmsford unit posted on Facebook about their ‘very busy day’, which involved domestic assaults, shoplifting, public order and concerns for safety.
During the busy shift, officers were also sent to several crashes across the county.
The first happened on Broomfield Road, where multiple vehicles were involved in a collision.
Emergency service, including firefighters and paramedics, were called to the scene to help people get safely out of the vehicles and treat any possible injuries.
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Fortunately, it was confirmed that nobody was seriously injured in the crash.
However, photos from the scene show the severity of the crash, with both vehicles left damaged.
The road was shut for some time whilst emergency services dealt with the crash.
One person was arrested by police officers at the scene on suspicion of drink/drug offences.
An Essex Police spokesperson wrote on Facebook: “As you can see several emergency services were assigned to the incident meaning they were not available for other incidents.
“In addition, disruption was caused to other road users not to mention the impact on the other drivers involved.”
It wasn’t the only crash that officers were called to after another vehicle ended up in a river.
When police attended the crash scene, they found empty beer bottles on the rear seat.
Following the two crashes, Essex Police has issued a warning about drinking alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a car.
The post reads: “We all enjoy socializing and maybe having a drink, especially as we start returning to normality. But please do not drink and drive. The consequences far outweigh the benefits.