A suspected drunk driver behind the wheel of a black BMW is believed to have smashed into a front garden on Westbourne Road Hartlepool. It is not yet known if anyone has been injured.
Cleveland Police closed Westbourne Road in Hartlepool due to the ongoing policing incident.
Officers from Cleveland Police Road Policing Unit have closed both ends of the road with a police van parked within the Road.
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Police have been on the scene since 6pm. The Road is expected to be closed for some time.
Drivers are being asked to avoid the area, there may be a slight delays to traffic heading along Stockton Road.