Harrowing moment a drunk driver crashes into a truck and her car flips over on its roof

At that moment, a drunk driver crashes into a truck and throws her car on the roof

  • The 39-year-old woman blew 140mg – triple the limit – on a roadside breath test
  • The woman, driving a silver Opel Corsa, attempted to overtake a truck but failed
  • Although she rolled her car on its roof, she escaped with a scraped knee
  • After pleading guilty to drunk driving, she was banned from driving for five years

This is the harrowing moment a drunk driver who was three times over the limit crashed into a truck and her car flipped over on its roof.

Shocking dashcam footage captured the collision, which began after the 39-year-old woman tried to overtake the truck but sidestepped instead.

The vehicle’s wheels wobbled as the drunk driver attempted to be passed, but on a failed attempt she threw her silver Vauxhall Corsa onto the roof.

In the collision, various parts of the car are thrown onto the road before the vehicle spins on its roof several times and finally comes to a stop.

The woman somehow escaped from the seatbelt with only a scraped knee and some pain, according to Derbyshire Constabulary.

The truck can be seen after the impact but was able to recover and continue to travel on the A50 near Findern, Derbyshire.

The motorist, who was not named by police, failed her roadside breath test on June 19 last year after blowing up 140 milligrams – three times the legal limit of 35 mg, police said.

Shocking dashcam footage captured the moment the woman flipped her car after crashing into the truck visible in the distance

Shocking dashcam footage captured the moment the woman flipped her car after crashing into the truck visible in the distance

The 39-year-old tries to overtake the truck

After failing, she crashes into the side of the truck

Footage shows the 39-year-old woman trying to overtake the truck but fails to do so as it crashes into the side

That's the moment she crashes into the truck and her car overturns before it lands on its roof

That’s the moment she crashes into the truck and her car overturns before it lands on its roof

The woman who pleaded guilty to exceeding the limit somehow got away with a scraped knee

The woman who pleaded guilty to exceeding the limit somehow got away with a scraped knee

The truck skidded but was able to stay on the A50 near Findern, Derbyshire

The truck skidded but was able to stay on the A50 near Findern, Derbyshire

That was the bottom line when the woman flipped her Corsa onto the roof before failing a roadside breath test

That was the bottom line when the woman flipped her Corsa onto the roof before failing a roadside breath test

In a later blood test, she also had 254 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood, while the limit is 80 ml.

On June 6, the motorist pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle while above the legal alcohol limit in Leicester and Rutland Magistrates’ Court.

She was sentenced to eight weeks in prison, which was suspended for 18 months.

The motorist was also given a five-year driver’s license suspension and a daily curfew for eight years.

She was ordered to pay the costs and a victim’s surcharge.

Sergeant Scott Riley, of the Derbyshire Constabulary Roads Policing Unit, said: “This collision could easily have resulted in fatalities, to the driver or to others.

“It is also having a tremendous impact on the families of those affected.

“Please think, is it really worth putting yourself or others in danger over a drink?

“Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive and as the summer may draw to a close we will continue to target those who ignore our advice and drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.”

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