Nurse drives MR2 into river
nurse who was dragged from the Thames after her car skidded on a patch
of ice has complained she was made to wait for two-and-a- half hours in
a police station for a breath test, still in her wet clothes.
to her waist in water, Ms. Allen called her friend Mark Jones, who works
at Hobbs Boatyard, to come and help her out.
“I called Mark on my mobile because I knew he worked nearby and he came straight down. He was fantastic, turning the car around before he and another man I don’t know pulled me out.”
Allen was wrapped in a blanket by a paramedic.
“The breath test was negative and I didn’t get back to Mark until two-and-a-half hours later.”
a police spokesman said in a statement that she had turned down their
offer of a change of dry clothes and another blanket. He said they were
called to River Terrace at around 7.55 p.m. on Tuesday night.
“The ambulance was at the scene of the accident along with the fire and police service. “Thames Valley Police is satisfied the correct procedures were followed. The Force has not received a complaint from the woman. If one is received, her concerns will be addressed directly.”
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