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Drink Drive CCTV Christmas Warning

Devon and Cornwall Police are releasing dramatic footage of a drink-fuelled collision as part of the Force's annual drink drive Christmas campaign.

The campaign, which will run throughout December, is aimed at highlighting the damage that can be caused by drink driving and reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads.

The CCTV footage shows a car, driven by a man who had been drinking, crashing into the Three Elms pub in Brixham and seriously injuring landlord Kevin O'Neill.

The driver, Leigh Brennan, 45 and from Brixham, lost control of his Volvo in March this year as he drove through the town at 60mph and crashed into the porch of the pub.

The landlord was standing in the doorway and suffered a crushed pelvis, broken ribs and spinal injuries after being buried under masonry.

In July the driver received a 12-month prison sentence and was banned for driving for two years.

Inspector Richard Pryce, head of roads policing said: "The devastation caused by drink driving can be seen clearly in the CCTV footage. There was a group of people stood outside the pub just moments before the crash and it is a miracle that no-one was killed and only one person was injured.

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Added: Nov-30-2012 Occurred On: Nov-30-2012
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Tags: devon, brixham, close, call, drink, driver, almost killes, pub, patrons,
Location: Brixham, England, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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  • Idiot, there are cabs for a reason, cheap ass. Guy should be in jail, along with every other asshole who gets loaded and drives a car. At 27 I have far too many friends who've died due to their own or someone else's negligence. It's amazing to me someone can get to middle age without learning this one simple lesson.

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  • He was just trying to get to the bar

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  • Only 12 months? I would hope for 3+ years and 5 years suspended license for such severe injuries.

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  • 12-month prison sentence and was banned for driving for two years.

    Once again the British Courts show how shit they are.

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  • Stupid cunt.

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  • Check out the mahoosive piss puddle

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  • Cannabis illegal. Alcohol legal.

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    • @Ratiocinator How many people crash because they're lighting a cigarette, they dropped a cigarette or they're looking for a cigarette/lighter while they're driving? It's more than statistics show, because people will not admit it and there's no way to prove it (unlike alcohol in the blood).
      Add cannabis and its effects on concentration, and smoking cannabis while driving looks almost as bad as drink driving.
      In my opinion, smoking of any form behind the wheel should be illegal.

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    • @BikeCam Shenanigans smoking normal ciggerettes may cause the person to lose control of that vehicle whilst taking a puff and dropping it in the vehicle trying to find it.as we all know cannabis slows reactions down by so much that the person isnt able to respond to emergency situations if needed be or even controlling that car in a normal manor.if you havent noticed yet the police force do use cards that has a set of eye pupils on them and they come in different sizes which tells the officer wh More..

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    • @BikeCam Shenanigans youre an idiot

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    • @BikeCam Shenanigans

      The only thing a car driver should be doing is steering the big wheel in front of him, working the gears, and controlling his vehicle. The car is no place for drinking, eating, smoking, cell phone messaging, music playing, or fucking while it is in motion. And the driver should be of sound mind and not high on any drug - especially pharmaceuticals which are legal and kill more people each year than heart disease.

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  • If they wanna shock potential drink-drivers into thinking twice, there's plenty of far more impactive videos out there.

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    • @Sean4u

      No chance.

      I know a girl that joined the cops, and got upset at some of the random 'dead body' pics that they showed her. Now they're not allowed to show new recruits these pics for fear of upsetting them.

      Worlds gone fookin soft.

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  • Fucking weak ass sentence that guy received. Unbelievable.

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  • Alcohol-fuelled?
    At least it was enviromentally friendly!

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  • Lots better than that to get the message across!

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  • Apparently he thought he could get his next pint at the pubs drive-thru window.

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  • You call that a deterrent? He'll be sucking on a bottle and driving without a license in 4 months after he's paroled.

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  • 12 months prison - ok. A 2 year ban - wtf? I don't call that incentive not to start again... or to discourage others.

    But then again... here it would have probably be even less :s

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  • He should have got a lot more then 12 months.

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  • "Some viewers might find this distressing". If you're 6 years old maybe...

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  • 25 seconds was the difference between one injury and one year in prison or many lives changed forever.

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  • ironic that he crashed into a pub.

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  • Hey, 1 minute you're there, the next you're not. Tank god you're not there during the 1 min.

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    • @Sean4u
      Agreed, I've been saying the same thing for years, but trying to get through to anybody here in the land of the giant pickups and SUVs is like talking to a brick wall. I do love hearing the pigs howl when they gas up their hog-haulers and see how much it costs, sweet music to my ears.
      :)

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  • I live near Brixham and am amazed he managed to do 60 on that bit of road.
    Doing over 40 anywhere in Brixham is asking for it.

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