Drink-Driving Mother Launches Car Into Air With Her 19-Month Old Child on Board

A 32-year-old mother from Coventry has been jailed for dangerous driving while under the influence of alcohol. Dramatic video shows the woman’s car speeding towards a roundabout, before launching over it and crashing further along the road.

The woman’s 19-month-old son was on board at the time.

The incident happened near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, on December 12, 2016. Cambridgeshire Police said said the woman, Tania Chikwature, overtook a lorry on the wrong side of solid white lines before she crashed into the roundabout, and launched her car about 15 feet into the air.

The car landed on its roof, collided with a crash barrier, and slid 50 metres up the road.

Chikwature was jailed on April 10, after pleading guilty to dangerous driving and driving while under the influence of alcohol. She was sentenced to 26 weeks in prison.

PC David Tudman said: “Chikwature showed complete disregard for the safety and welfare of her child and other road users in her manner of driving. It is pure luck that nobody was killed that day.” Credit: Cambridgeshire Police via Storyful