Witness appeal following reported dangerous driving incident near Dorchester

12 April 2019
Officers investigating a reported dangerous driving incident near Dorchester are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward.

The incident is alleged to have occurred at around 2.45pm on Monday 8 April 2019 in the area of the Warmwell roundabout. 

A white Ford Transit van is reported to have approached the roundabout from the B3390 travelling south and went around the roundabout the wrong way before exiting on the A352 toward Broadmayne, temporarily driving on the wrong side of the road.

The vehicle was located a short time later near to West Stafford. 

A 32-year-old Southampton man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and has been released under investigation.

Detective Constable Mark Walsh, of Weymouth CID, said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident and I am appealing for any motorists who may have witnessed it to contact us.

“I would also urge anyone who was driving in the area at the time and has dashcam fitted to their vehicle to check their footage for anything relevant.” 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190052835. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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