Woman charged with drink-driving after car hits trailer carrying two horses

A woman from Sussex has been charged with drink-driving after her car collided with a trailer carrying two horses.

The incident took place on 3 April at 3.25pm on the A271 at Herstmonceux, near Hailsham.

30-year-old Jemma Williams’ car collided with a 4×4 towing a trailer.

The trailer overturned and struck two other cars, a Citroen and a Ford.

Two horses broke free from the trailer and bolted down the road.

They were captured nearby and treated for cuts and grazes by a vet.

Williams, of Court Lodge Close, Lower Dicker, and a passenger in the Ford were treated for minor injuries and shock.

Williams was arrested and later charged with drink-driving.

She was released on bail to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court later this month (20 April).

“A red Mini One car, driven by a 30-year-old woman from Lower Dicker and travelling east, was in collision with a grey Land Rover Discovery, driven by a 53-year-old man from Bexhill-on-Sea and towing a trailer, travelling west,” said a Sussex Police spokesman.

“The trailer overturned and struck two other vehicles, a white Citroen DS3, driven by a 59-year-old man from Hailsham and a white Ford Ecosport, driven by a 51-year-old man from Ringmer.

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“The Mini driver and a passenger in the Ford, a 54-year-old woman from Ringmer, were treated for minor injuries and shock, but did not attend hospital.

“No one else, including a 48-year-old woman from Hailsham who was a passenger in the Citroen, was hurt.”

Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other information is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 800 of 03/04.