‘Racing’ driver ploughs car into lorry after seven-hour pub binge - with three-year-old child in the back
This shocking footage shows the moment a drunk driver slams into a lorry after drinking seven pints
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A 32-year-old man will be sentenced for dangerous driving after smashing head-on into a lorry with his partner and child in the car.
Before the devestating collision Declan Webster had knocked back seven pints during a seven-hour pub binge with brothers Michael and Robert Bower.
In the terrifying video, moments before the 32-year-old hurtles into the heavy goods vehicle, a car can be seen rocketing alongside a white Range Rover Evoque on the wrong side of the road.
Overtaking at 71mph
When the trio appeared at Chesterfield Magistrates Court prosecutor Becky Allsop said Michael could be seen overtaking Robert at 71mph in the lead up to the collision, Derbyshire Times reports.
As Webster’s car spins off in a cloud of flying debris after the crash the Range Rover can be seen slowing as it nears the roundabout and the scene of the accident.
Prosecutor Becky Allsop said it was “extreme good fortune that no-one was injured”.
Before getting into their cars the three men had spent seven hours drinking together at a pub - with Robert consuming six pints and Michael polishing off five.
Webster, of West Street, Chesterfield, Robert Bower, 33, of Corner Pin Close, Staveley, and Michael Bower, 27, of Hyndley Road, Bolsover, all admitted dangerous driving.
A magistrate - noting the court’s sentencing powers were “insufficient” at a maximum of six month’s imprisonment - told all three defendants they would be sentenced at Derby Crown Court.
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