A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after an early hours car crash in Weymouth which caused damaged to a building.

Police, ambulance and fire crews attended the scene outside Harbour Lights Court retirement flats next to the harbour crossroads in North Quay.

It was reported to police that a Peugeot 207 collided with one of the pillars at the front of the building at 4.19am on Saturday, January 5.

South Western Ambulance Service said it attended with two ambulances. A spokesman said there were two patients, one with a cut to the leg and one with a wrist injury.

The driver refused treatment while the other patient was taken to the emergency department at Dorset County Hospital.

Fire crews from Weymouth responded to the incident and used an environment pack to clear a fuel spill.

A building control surveyor was requested to attend to assess any damage to the building at the request of Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

It was determined that there was no major structural damage to the building.

Harbour Lights Court is managed by McCarthy & Stone Retirement Living.

A spokesman for the company said: “We can confirm that emergency services attended Harbour Lights Court in the early hours of Saturday.

“This followed a collision, which caused some damage on impact to one of the pillars of the building, however, we are pleased to say all homeowners and staff were unharmed.

“Structural engineers are assessing the extent of the damage, which appears to be isolated to the stone facing of the pillar.

“Temporary shoring has been used to hold the stone in place and make the balcony secure, while further assessments to the building are carried out.

“In the meantime, we are working closely with the local police and the ongoing safety and security of our homeowners remains our upmost priority.”

Police said a 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and has since been released under investigation.

Harbour Lights Court was built in 2015 and has 43 one and two bedroom flats for people over the age of 60.