Police Issue Drink Driving Warning After Collision in Derby

Derbyshire Police released new footage showing a car overturning on a busy road as part of an appeal for people not to drink and drive.

The footage, which was captured in June 2021, shows a silver Vauxhall Corsa attempting to overtake a lorry on the A50 near Findern in Derby. The car swerves before colliding with the lorry and overturning. The driver survived the crash with a grazed knee and some pain from the seatbelt, police said.

Police said a roadside breath test showed the driver, a 39-year-old woman was Leicester, was three times above the legal alcohol limit for driving.

The woman pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle while above the legal alcohol limit and was sentenced at Leicester and Rutland Magistrates Court on June 6 to eight weeks in prison, which was suspended for 18 months, police said.

She was disqualified from driving for five years, was placed on a daily curfew for eight weeks, and was ordered to pay costs and a victim surcharge, police said.

Police released the footage on September 3 as part of an appeal for people not to drink and drive. Credit: Derbyshire Police via Storyful

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