Driver of infamous 'flying Audi' faces drink-driving charges


Driver of infamous 'flying Audi' faces drink-driving charges

Earlier this year, the driver of a red Audi TT was left with serious injuries after he lost control of the sports car, left the road and became embedded into the window of a house.

The accident occurred in Lowestoft, Suffolk in March of this year but police have recently revealed that driver Lewis Richardson, 22, of Pakefield has been summonsed to appear before magistrates in Lowestoft in October, when he will also face a charge of careless driving.

Three people were in the house at the time of the incident but amazingly no one else was harmed. Householder Paul Welham, 40, was in bed when he was woken by the impact.

Speaking to the BBC at the time, local resident Terry Howard who lives opposite to the crash site, said he was awoken by, "a really loud bang, similar to an explosion."

He added: "I couldn't see much but flashing indicators in the driveway across the road."

Yesterday, a Suffolk Police spokeswoman said: "A 22-year-old man from Lowestoft has been summonsed to appear before Lowestoft magistrates on October 29 in relation to a collision in Carlton Colville on March 24.

"He is due to be charged with drink-driving and careless driving."

Images showing the aftermath of the crash shocked the public as the red sports car can be seen wedged in the side of the house with its rear wheels a good few feet off the ground.

Details surrounding the crash are still unclear but local residents believe the car, which was clearly travelling at speed, clipped a kerb that acted as launch pad to fire the vehicle into the side of the house.