London man Lee Johnson, 44 has been convicted after shocking CCTV footage of the driver had been released, showing him to be driving along the wrong side of the M4 before he was met by police as he swerved in a loop toward the side of the road. Once officers had gotten hold of him, he was found to be four times over the prescribed drinking limit.
After receiving multiple reports of a vehicle driving along the wrong side of the road, police took swift action in chasing down the dangerous driver, arresting him at the scene. Once tested, Johnson was found has consumed 120 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.
Thames Valley Police has reported that Mr Johnson has now pleaded guilty to one count of driving over the legal alcohol limit, one count of dangerous driving as well as one count of driving without insurance in a case that took place in Reading Magistrates Court.
Police has also confirmed that no one was hurt or injured, thanks to members of the public reporting the incident as well as officers' rapid response. Police has been urging members of the public to take care and avoid drink and drug-driving at all costs ahead of this year's festivities, running a campaign called Op Holly, working to educate people about its potentially grave consequences: "Our message is simple, it's not worth the risk," affirms Police Sergeant Gaz Doughty, Senior investigating officer.