Footage shows moment drunk driver drove the wrong way on motorway

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Terrifying footage shows the moment a drunk driver who drove the wrong way on a motorway is stopped and apprehended by Police.

Officers from Thames Valley Police responded after multiple reports of a car driving on the M4 towards London on the Westbound carriageway which heads to Wales at around 4.20am on 2 March 2019.

The vehicle travelled between junctions 12 Reading and 8/9 High Wycombe and Maidenhead a distance of approximately 18 miles.

The vehicle stopped in lane two after going head on with a police car.

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Roads policing officers from Taplow arrested Prince who was the sole occupant of the vehicle. During his arrest he used homophobic language and was aggressive to the officers.

Prince was tested for alcohol and blew 57 microgrammes per 100 millilitres in the breathalyser with the legal limit being 35. He was charged and appeared at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday 30th April.

Guhue Prince, aged 59, of Harlech Tower Park Road, East London, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, using words which could cause distress or harm, driving with alcohol level above limit, and using a vehicle without insurance.

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He was sentenced to an eight months prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and has been disqualified from driving for four years.

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In addition he is also required to undertake 240 hours of unpaid work, undergo a rehabilitation order and pay a victim surcharge of £140. He will also have to take an extended driving test at the end of his driving ban.

Investigating officer PC Benjamin Taylor of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit based Taplow, said: “Princes’ driving was extremely dangerous and put the life of other road users at risk and it is extremely fortunate that no one was seriously injured.

“This is a clear reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving and the effects it can have no decision making and on an individual’s ability to drive.

“Drinking driving is not acceptable and one of the fatal four and causes many serious accidents, we would remind the public that it’s not worth the risk.”

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