A man has been charged with drink-driving after a BMW car was left blocking the pedestrian walkway near Oxford's railway station.

Police were called to Botley Road at around 3.30am yesterday (Sunday, July 7) to reports of a man who had driven down the walkway.

Pedestrians have been using a narrow walkway to get past the ongoing works at the rail bridge that has resulted in Botley Road being closed to vehicles for more than a year.

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However, the walkway was blocked by a BMW car with one eyewitness saying he came across the obstacle on his way to work at around 4am.

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Aaron Brickley, aged 24, of Ticknell Piece Road, Charlbury, was charged yesterday (July 7) with one count of driving a motor vehicle with alcohol concentration above the prescribed limit.

He has been bailed to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on July 30.

The car was towed away from the walkway at around 11.45am.

In a statement issued at 12.30pm, Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran said: "I understand the walkway is about to reopen if it isn’t already.

"Thanks to the staff who have done their best in this situation. As to the cause of the disruption -this is now rightly a matter for the police."

Cyclists had to carry their bikes up the flight of stairs where the railway bridge crosses the pathway while it was blocked off. 

Botley Road is scheduled to reopen at the rail bridge on October 24.