A grandfather wrestled an suspected drunk driver to the ground after he allegedly smashed into six cars this morning.
Les Saunders, 59, didn’t think twice when he saw the man stumble out of his white BMW at 11.14am after the crashes on Gledholt Road , and casually walk away.
Les, a former landlord at The Clough House, Rastrick, had been enjoying a fun morning in the sun at Greenhead Park with his two grandchildren, four-year-old Maisey and seven-year-old Harrison, when the driver’s trail of chaos started.
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Les, who lives in Fixby , said: “We got out of the car and the BMW driver just missed my car and went bang into a tree.
“I turned round and saw him getting out of the car. He was on his way up the road. I thought: ‘I’m not having this’ and wrestled him to the floor.
“Two big guys from the skateboarding park ran over and took over holding him down until the police arrived.”
Jacquie Hellowell, a mother-of-two, from Brighouse, whose blue Honda car was damaged in the spree said: “I came here with my friend, Jo Ribeiro, and our kids this morning. It was a lovely day and a perfect day to enjoy the park.
“Then we saw the blue lights flashing of the police car and wondered what on earth was going on.”
Jo, a mother-of-two, also from Brighouse, said: “It’s frightening. You wonder what speed he was going at.
“That’s the terrifying thing, that someone could have been crossing the road.
“He could have killed a number of people.”
One driver who was in Gledholt Road said: “He was weaving all over the place.
“I was driving down the road and he swerved on to my side of the road, swerved back violently on to his and then came on to my side of the road again and started hitting the cars”.
Police say six vehicles were damaged in the incident including a black Volvo xc90. a grey-coloured Volkswagen Tiguan, a blue Volkswagen Touran, a Hyundai-30, a blue Honda and a silver Ford Focus.
A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said the driver of the BMW had been arrested for failure to provide a specimen for analysis as requested by police following a collision.