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Man (30) arrested on suspicion of driving with excess alcohol after car crashes into school wall in Co Armagh

A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving with excess alcohol after a car crashed into the wall of Edenderry Controlled Primary School on Princess Way in Portadown early yesterday. He was later released on bail to return at a later date
Marie Louise McConville

A 30-year-old man arrested by police after a car crashed into the wall of a primary school in Co Armagh has been released on police bail.

Police were called to the site of Edenderry Controlled Primary School on Princess Way in Portadown at around 1.50am today.

Posting an image of the damage to the school wall on the Police Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Facebook page, the PSNI said: "This is the damage caused by a crashed car, which was driven into the wall of a local Primary School overnight. The driver was arrested nearby with the assistance of a police dog.

"The driver is now facing prosecution for several offences."

Police later issued an update stating that the 30-year-old man arrested "on suspicion of driving with excess alcohol after a collision on Princess Way in Portadown" had been "released on bail to return at a later date".

DUP MP Carla Lockhart described what had happened as "shocking".

"I would commend the Police Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon for their swift action".

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