Drink Driver's Dashcam Shows Her Crashing Into Traffic Lights
19 March 2019, 14:28 | Updated: 19 March 2019, 14:43
A drink-driver has been captured on her own dash cam and on cctv crashing into a set of traffic lights.
Caroline Jeffery originally denied the offence. She claimed an unknown man who she met at the local Wetherspoons offered to drive her home from the pub, and then ran from the scene following the collision.
However, footage from her dash cam clearly shows her exiting the driver’s side of her vehicle.
Further evidence of this is shown by CCTV from a local shop, which also captured the crash.
Police were called to the incident involving a white Volkswagen Golf in Crowborough Hill, Crowborough, about 10.48pm on Tuesday 15 January.
Jeffery failed a roadside breath test, and was subsequently arrested and charged with driving with 66mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system. The legal limit is 35mcg.
The dash cam and CCTV were produced as evidence at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (14 March), and Jeffery pleaded guilty to the offence.
he 45-year-old warehouse worker, of Rochester Way, Crowborough, was disqualified from driving for 18 months, fined £530, and ordered to pay £200 costs and a £53 victim surcharge.