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Police have released dash-cam footage of a drink driver as a stark reminder of the dangers of driving under the influence.
The footage was taken by a member of the public and shows a driver swerving between lanes, braking erratically and driving without lights on.
He eventually crashes into a parked vehicle on Victoria Street in Newtown, Wigan, and flips onto its roof.
The driver blew three times over the limit and was disqualified from driving for 26 months.
The reminder comes as GMP near the end of their summer drink and drug drive operation, ‘None for the Road’.
Sergeant John Brennan from GMP’s Roads Policing Unit said: “The footage shows the dangers drink drivers pose to innocent members of the public.
“Luckily nobody was seriously injured in this collision but it could have been a very different story.
“The drink driver in question puts other road users lives in jeopardy as he swerves across lanes and drives without lights on, oblivious to warnings from other motorists.
“Never underestimate the effect alcohol can have on your ability to drive, even the smallest amount can pose a risk. The safest amount is none at all.
“If you suspect a drink or drug driver may be putting themselves and others at risk please dial 999.”