The driver of new motorhome which overturned on a road near Helston has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

Police were called to the May Tree roundabout, on the bypass between Helston Cricket Club and the Falmouth Road on Wednesday (April 26) evening just before 6.30pm.

Falmouth Packet: The campervan overturned near HelstonThe campervan overturned near Helston (Image: Devon and Cornwall Police)

Posting a picture in a Tweet, the Devon and Cornwall Roads Policing Team said the driver had provided a positive breath test after getting it a "tad wrong" in their new motorhome 

The incident caused long delays with people posting pictures of the large van on its side on the verge.


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The road remained passable but, the overturned campervan with police at the scene, caused a partial blockage.

Drivers were encouraged to take an alternative route where possible, to avoid adding to the congestion. 

The incident remained ongoing as of 6.30pm.