Teacher films herself drink driving before crash in Sussex

Louise Willard's crashed car - she escaped unharmed Credit: Sussex Police

A drunk teacher filmed herself swerving across busy roads before smashing into the back of a parked car.

Louise Willard's own dashcam footage helped secure her conviction as the 41-year-old after struck kerbs and narrowly avoided other vehicles.

The footage showed Willard, from Bexhill, East Sussex, clipping the verge of the A27 as she swerved across the carriageway, hitting speeds of up to 75 mph in her white Vauxhall Corsa.

At one point Willard, who was banned from driving for two years, mounted a kerb while negotiating a roundabout and then crashed through shrubbery by the side of the road.

She weaved alongside parked cars and sped along at speeds of 51 mph in a 30 zone. After smashing into the back of a parked car Willard initially drove off, but later stopped and was picked up by police.

She failed a breathalyser test and was found to be two-and-a-half times over the legal limit.

Appearing at Hastings Magistrates' Court, Willard pleaded guilty to drink driving and failing to stop after a road traffic collision. She was uninjured following the incident.

She was banned from driving for 24 months, sentenced to a 12-month community order, and ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work. She was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £85 victim surcharge.