Police were called to Harry Ramsden’s fish-and-chips shop in Marine Parade, Worthing, shortly after 8.00 pm on Saturday (March 14th) after a car crashed through the front window.
Moments before, the black Ford Fiesta, driven by a 31-year-old local woman, had been in collision with a grey Toyota Corolla travelling east along Marine Parade, close to the Pavilion Theatre.
The woman suffered bruising, as did the front seat passenger in the Toyota – a 22-year-old man from Pulborough. Neither required hospital treatment. No one in the chip shop was injured.
The Toyota driver, Charles George Smith, 24, of High Bar Lane, Thakeham, Pulborough, was unhurt. He provided a positive roadside breath test and was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.
He was subsequently charged with driving with excess alcohol – 54 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath: the legal limit is 35 mcgs – and has been bailed to appear before Worthing magistrates on March 30th.
Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other relevant information is asked to email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 101, quoting serial 1316 of March 14th.