Drink-driver weaves dangerously all over busy A-road and nearly causes crashes in shocking clip

Drink-driver weaves dangerously all over busy A-road and nearly causes crashes in shocking clip

Drink-driver weaves dangerously all over busy A-road and nearly causes several crashes in shocking dashcam clip

  • Gloucestershire Police posted a video to warn people of drink driving  
  • The swerving motorist in the video was disqualified from driving for 20 months
  • They were also fined £274 and ordered to have alcohol dependency treatment 

This shocking dash-cam footage shows a drink-driver wreaking havoc on a busy A-road nearly causing multiple crashes.

Gloucestershire Police released the video of the swerving motorist as a ‘stark reminder’ of the dangers of drink driving.

The intoxicated driver is shown moving from side to side, steering a bit too close to other cars and bollards in the 56-second clip uploaded to Twitter.

Throughout the video, the driver almost collides into several cars and a motorbike whilst swerving onto the opposite side of the roads and into road signs.

At one point, the car swerves so close to the edge of the road that its wheels seem to go over the curb.

The footage was filmed on the A417 in Gloucestershire, between the Air Balloon and Nettleton Bottom pubs in November this year.

The intoxicated driver in Gloucestershire moves from side to side steering too close to other cars

The car swerves so close to the edge of the road that its wheels seem to go over the curb

 The car swerves so close to the edge of the road that its wheels seem to go over the curb

The driver was fined fined £274 and ordered to have alcohol dependency treatment

The driver was fined fined £274 and ordered to have alcohol dependency treatment

The 41-year-old driver was eventually stopped by police after being found at a junction.

It was said that they were travelling home from work but ended up driving in the opposite direction.

They failed to provide a specimen of breath and were disqualified from driving for 20 months after narrowly avoiding disaster.

They were also fined £274 and ordered to have alcohol dependency treatment for six months.

A tweet from police said: ‘Watch the shocking moment dashcam footage captures a driver under the influence of alcohol driving erratically on the A417. Luckily no one was seriously injured or killed but the footage is a stark reminder of the dangers of drink driving.

‘The driver was disqualified from driving for 20 months, fined £274 and ordered to have treatment for alcohol dependency for six months. You can report regular drink and/or drug drivers online here. In an emergency, always call 999.’

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Lauren Haughey

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