Mad Frans bar on Whitehall Road badly damaged when suspected drink driver crashed her car into building

A suspected drink driver  crashed her car into a bar in Leeds city centre, causing major damage.

Wednesday, 1st December 2021, 2:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st December 2021, 2:33 pm
Damage caused to Mad Frans Bar at Wellington Place on Whitehall Road in Leeds.

The Seat Leon ploughed in to the front of Mad Frans bar on Wellington Place, Whitehall Road, in the early hours today (Dec 1).

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The damaged building remains cordoned off and is due to be assessed by structural engineers.

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A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "At 1.27am today (Dec 1) , police were called to a road traffic collision in Whitehall Road, Leeds, where a Seat Leon had driven into business premises.

"A 41-year-old woman was arrested at the scene and was subsequently charged with driving while over the prescribed alcohol limit.

"She is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court on January 4.

"A scene remains in place pending an assessment of the damaged building by structural engineers."

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