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Drunk driver jailed after own dash cam recorded him going into bar and later crashing his white BMW into a Ford Focus

By Mason White 5:28 PM October 22, 2017
Moment before impact
Moment before impact
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A drunk driver recorded his own crimes on video, which later helped prosecutors secure a conviction in court, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Staffordshire police said that Nathan Williams, 41, of Woodshutts Street, Talke, Stoke-on-Trent, was sentenced to a total of 12 months in prison at the Newcastle Magistrates Court.

He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and drink driving.

Williams was also disqualified from driving for 3 years and 6 months.

The court heard that Williams, who has two previous convictions for drink driving, crashed his white BMW into the back of a Ford Focus on the exit ramp at Junction 16 of the northbound M6.

He failed to exchange details with the other driver or to check if for injuries before driving off.

Williams was stopped by officers as he was making his way home and arrested him for failing a roadside breath test.

Williams’ dash cam was seized and the footage revealed that he was speeding and driving dangerously before and after the collision on the M6.

The footage showed Williams leaving his home and driving to the Wayfarer pub in Stone, before making the return journey via the A34, A500, and the M6.

Following the collision, he drove towards Crewe and then used country roads to avoid detection and make his way home, where he was stopped by police.

During each journey, he regularly drove at excessive speed and intimidated other drivers.

Moments before the crash, he was clocked doing 132 miles per hour on the M6.

PC Mark Bishop, of the Central Motorway Police Group (CPMG), said: “Williams used his vehicle as a weapon. He attempted to provoke a confrontation with other road users, and it is more by luck than judgment that nobody died as a result of his journey to the pub and back.”