Man to appear in court after A27 Shoreham flyover incident

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A man has been charged with driving and assault offences following an incident on the A27 Shoreham flyover yesterday.

David Crossley, 25, a labourer, of Trafalgar Close, Peacehaven, will appear in custody at Crawley Magistrates Court on Friday (June, 23).

He is charged with dangerous driving, driving without a licence, disqualified driving, aggravated vehicle theft, assault and criminal damage, police said.

Police were called to reports of a car being driven erratically towards the Cloverleaf roundabout, Shoreham, at 7.30am yesterday (Wednesday, June 21).

The car did not stop for the police and after a short pursuit the car collided with a police car on the eastbound slipway off the A27 at Shoreham, police said.

No officers were injured but the police car was damaged.

No members of the public or other vehicles were involved in the incident.

The man driving the car was detained but collapsed at the scene, a spokesperson said.

He was treated by paramedics before being taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, from where he was discharged into police custody later the same day after being treated for minor cuts, the spokesperson confirmed.