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30th Sep 2021

Unbelievable moment drugged up driver flips car and smashes into payment booth on M6

Steve Hopkins

The driver has several drugs in his system at 10am

Heart-stopping footage has been released showing a drugged-up driver flipping his car and smashing into a payment booth on the M6 before landing on top of a waiting vehicle.

Staffordshire Police released the video after a 28-year-old man, who can not be identified for legal reasons, was convicted of dangerous driving following the crash in Norton Canes on August 25 last year.

He had several controlled drugs in his system during the 10am crash.

In the video, a motorist is seen waiting at the booth in a vehicle as the second car appears behind, sliding into view on its side, at high speed, before hitting the booth, and bouncing off the stationary car.

Incredibly, nobody was seriously injured in the crash despite the severity of the impact although the female toll booth operator was hurt and is still receiving treatment.


The driver was convicted of dangerous driving but avoided jail. He was sentenced to 14 months in prison, suspended for 18 months, and disqualified from driving for three years.

The man was also ordered to take an extended re-test and told to carry out community service.

Inspector Sion Hathaway, from the Central Motorway Policing Group, said: “This was a terrifying incident for the individuals caught in the consequences of this reckless driver’s decision to take drugs.

“It is a miracle that no one was seriously injured.

“I hope that this footage presents a real warning to anyone who is thinking about getting behind the wheel in an intoxicated state.

“You not only risk your own life, but the lives of others.”

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