Man blames octopus in road for car crash, is arrested for drug driving
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Man blames octopus in road for car crash, is arrested for drug driving

A MAN who claimed he crashed his car after swerving to avoid an octopus in the road was arrested on suspicion of drug driving.

Emergency services responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision in Kingsbridge, Devon, England on Tuesday evening.

The incident occurred on the A381 near Malborough, around three miles from the sea.

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Reporting the incident on social media, Kingsbridge Police wrote: “The driver stated he swerved to avoid an octopus. He is currently in custody on suspicion of drug driving.”

The car was discovered overturned in a ditch by the side of the road, however the driver did not require hospital treatment.

Police could find no sign of the alleged octopus.

Devon & Cornwall Police confirmed a 49-year-old man from Salcombe, Devon was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drugs/drink.

He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Needless to say, the original tweet from police drew some ‘kraken’ responses…

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