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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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