TV Presenter Ant McPartlin Arrested After Drink Driving Crash

TV star Ant McPartlin, who is one half of presenting duo Ant and Dec has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a crash in south west London.

The 49 year old TV host is reported to have lost control of his black mini on a roundabout and crashed head-on into a green Mini containing a couple and their young child.

His car, with a distinctive double red stripe, is also said to have hit a maroon BMW and ended up on the opposite side of the road, the Mirror reported .

He also reportedly failed a police breathalyser test and was taken into custody.

His mum Christine and Labrador Hurley were in the car with him, and all three were said to be unhurt.

The child in the green Mini was taken to hospital and the girl’s mum appeared to have minor injuries, a witness said.

Amy Cassie, 23, who helped Ant’s mum get the dog out of the car, said: “Ant seemed furious after crashing the car.”

She continued: “The police took him to the back of the police car to remove him from the situation.

“The couple in the green Mini were really shaken up and their child, who was a girl, could only have been about three years old.

“Ant and his mum didn’t seem to have any injuries, but the mum in the green car had split her lip and the side of her face was very red.”

Ant's car was covered up after the reported crash
Ant’s car was covered up after the reported crash

Police, paramedics and firefighters attended the scene in Mortlake, South West London, and the busy road was closed.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police in Richmond were called to Lower Richmond Road, SW14 at 15:59hrs on Sunday, 18 March following reports of a road traffic collision involving three vehicles.

“Officers, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended.

“A number of individuals were treated at the scene for minor injuries only. A child passenger from one of the cars has been taken to hospital for a check up as a precaution.

McPartlin returned to work last year after a three-month stint in rehab for an addiction to prescription painkillers.

In January, he confirmed he was divorcing his wife of 13 years, Lisa Armstrong, due to the pressure put on their marriage by his drug problems.

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Saturday Night Takeaway fans have predicted the show will be dropped after Mcpartlin’s arrest

Fans of the ITV entertainment show shared their fears that the incident would end McPartlin’s career.

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