Dashcam Captures Drunk Driver’s Terrifying Journey In Britain

Authorities in the United Kingdom have published shocking footage that shows the journey of a drunk driver as captured by her dashcam.

The video shows Louise Willard from Bexhill in East Sussex driving at speeds of almost 80 mph (128 km/h) along the motorway and coming close to crashing on a number of occasions.

Later in the video, Willard is seen running over a curb while trying to navigate a roundabout and shockingly, seen swerving down small English streets at 51 mph (82 km/h) and coming within inches of crashing into various roadworks.

Willard’s eventual journey eventually came to an abrupt end when she smashed into the rear of a parked Audi at 37 mph (59 km/h). A member of the public then spotted the 41-year-old reversing and driving away from the scene and quickly alerted the police.

Never drink and drive

The teacher was arrested and found to be more than two and a half times over the legal drink driving limit. She has been disqualified from driving for 24 months, sentenced to a 12-month community order that requires 150 hours of unpaid work and forced to pay 170 pounds ($232) in costs and fines.

Speaking to Independent, Nathan Langley from the Polegate Roads Policing Unit says the footage perfectly depicts the horrors of driving under the influence.

“The dangers of drink-driving are well-documented – it can seriously impair your reaction times, concentration levels, and judgement of other road users and hazards. But a lot of people may find this difficult to visualise.

“Now, through the release of this footage, we can show you exactly what it looks like to drive under the influence of alcohol, and you can see just how shocking it is,” Langley said.

 

  • TrevP

    I hate seeing things like this. I will never understand how people can get drunk and get behind the wheel.

  • badcyclist

    Wow- scary stuff. Just…. bad.

    I guess the silver lining is that she usually overcompensated to the left, or she could have hit any number of cars head-on. And fortunately, there weren’t any cyclists or pedestrians there to get run over.

  • LeStori

    Speed limit tollerance in most of England in a 70 mph zone (where there is a centre barrier) is speed limit plus 10% . So you can “legally” do up to 77 mph in a 70mph zone . Not a good idea whilst pissed out of your mind.

    • Fallible Guy

      The fallacy of the ‘10% rule’ falls apart at higher speeds, you will most definitely get fined going 77 in a 70. It makes sense for lower speeds i.e. 33 in a 30 zone (speedometer reading, as they’re mostly 1-3 mph below ones true speed depending on the speed itself, plus allocating a smaller margin for police equipment accuracy in the recording of ones speed).

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