A WOMAN from Clydebank has been charged with dangerous driving after allegedly crashing into two cars near Helensburgh while under the influence of alcohol and refusing to stop.

Helensburgh police received reports on Friday afternoon, September 27 of a red Renault Clio allegedly colliding with another vehicle near the Blackhill recycling centre, while other calls had reported the same vehicle being driven recklessly in the town centre shortly before the accident.

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Several emergency service crews attended after it was reported that the female driver of the car responsible had failed to stop following the collision, as it was feared that she may be under the influence of alcohol and a clear danger to other road users and pedestrians.

Police later received a further call reporting that the same red Clio had collided with a second vehicle on the A82 between Balloch and Dumbarton and officers intercepted the woman at Bowling to find her car substantially damaged.

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The 40-year-old driver was arrested for alleged drink driving and taken to Clydebank police station where she was charged with the offence as well as two counts of alleged dangerous driving and failing to stop after being involved in an accident.

The woman was released to appear at Dumbarton Sheriff Court later this month.