Drunk driver jailed after causing three vehicle crash on M40

The crash on the M40 <i>(Image: Thames Valley Police)</i>
The crash on the M40 (Image: Thames Valley Police)

A DRIVER has been jailed after colliding with two other vehicles on the M40 near Oxfordshire while under the influence of alcohol.

Yasar Razwan, 28, of Chiltern Avenue in High Wycombe, was sentenced on Tuesday (January 24) at Oxford Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to one count of driving whilst disqualified and driving while over the alcohol limit.

The incident happened the day before at about 5.25pm. Razwan was travelling on the M40 southbound in Oxfordshire between junctions nine and eight.

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Whilst under the influence of alcohol, his Seat Leon collided with two other vehicles in the central and outer lanes of the motorway, sending his vehicle across all three lanes and the hard shoulder before flipping onto its roof and into a ditch.

Emergency services attended and removed Razwan from his vehicle. He failed a roadside breath test and was arrested.

He was remanded in custody and appeared at court the following day, where he was sentenced.

He was given a 16-week prison sentence, disqualified from driving for five years, fined £85 and ordered to pay costs of £154.

Investigating officer Sergeant James Matthews of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “Razwan had four convictions for drink driving prior to this incident, and just over a month before had been banned from driving for just under four years, also for drink driving.

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“Miraculously, neither he nor anyone else was injured in this collision, but it could have been a very different story.”


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

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