Ant McPartlin Arrested By Police After ‘Drink Drive Crash’

by : George Pavlou on : 18 Mar 2018 22:20

Ant McPartlin has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a crash involving two cars reportedly injured a young girl of just three years old.

The little girl was taken to hospital after the 42-year-old I’m A Celebrity host lost control of his Mini with his mum inside.


Ant reportedly failed a roadside breathalyser test and was taken away in a police car for questioning, according to the Mirror.

His own car, with a distinctive double red stripe, went into a maroon BMW while his mother and Labrador, called Hurley, was in the car with him.

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All three are said to be unhurt.


The little girl was taken to hospital as a precaution and the mother had some minor injuries, witnesses have said.

One witness said Ant seemed furious after crashing and was ‘shouting at his mum who was also in the car’.

Ant’s mother tried to help calm him down while the family in the other car appeared to be pretty shaken up.

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The crash happened in Mortlake, South West London and a Scotland Yard spokesperson said:

Police in Richmond were called to Lower Richmond Road at 15.59hrs 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.

A 42-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink-driving after failing a roadside breathalyser test.

He has been taken to a south London police station for questioning.


Ant’s mum returned to his home in Chiswick, West London, yesterday while a driver picked up the dog Hurley around 8pm this evening.


Hopefully everyone is ok and Ant can continue his rehabilitation after what has been one of the most tumultuous year’s of his life.

Images from the crash can be seen here.

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