Watch the moment a drug-driver crashes into a car and an M6 toll booth

Footage has been released showing the moment a drug-driver collided with a car and an M6 toll booth in Staffordshire last year. 

The driver lost control of his car and careered into the victim's vehicle on the M6 in Great Wyrley in August 2020. 

Staffordshire Police say three people “narrowly escaped serious injury” in the collision, but the toll booth operator sustained injuries for which she is “continuing to receive treatment.”

The drug-driver, now 28, who cannot currently be named for legal reasons, was later arrested and charged with dangerous driving.

Swab samples taken from him showed he had several controlled drugs in his system at the time of the collision.

The man was:

  • Convicted of the offence and sentenced to 14 months in prison, suspended for 18 months

  • Disqualified from driving for three years

  • Ordered to take an extended re-test

  • Told to carry out a number of hours’ of community service.

Speaking of the crash, Inspector Sion Hathaway, said: "This was a terrifying incident for the individuals caught in the consequences of this reckless driver’s decision to take drugs.

 "It is a miracle that no one was seriously injured.

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