A motorist arrested after his car crashed into three vehicles in Darlington was allegedly five times the drink-drive limit, police have said.
The 40-year-old was being held in Darlington after Durham Police were called to Haughton Road at about 9.25am, following reports that a black Vauxhall had hit a taxi, a white Mercedes Sprinter van and another car.
A police officer using the force's road policing unit account tweeted:
"Drink Driver arrested in Darlington after colliding with several vehicles in haughton road area. Blew 188 at station (5xlimit)".
The legal limit is 35mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath.
A force spokeswoman said there were no reports of any injuries.