31-year-old Spencer Joseph Morris of Oldham Road, Oldham was arrested on the morning of August 8th following a pursuit with officers on Gors Road, Towyn.
North Wales Police received a report at 09:47 that a VW Golf was being driven ‘all over the place’ on the A55 between Rhuallt and Holywell.
Officers from the Roads Policing Unit made to the location and found the car and illuminated for it to stop. It failed to stop and the vehicle continued before coming to a stop on Gors Road in Towyn shortly before 10am.
Appearing before Caernarfon Crown Court last week, Morris was charged with various driving offences including drink driving and driving without insurance and was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, disqualified from driving for 3 years 6 months and ordered to take an extended re-test and also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £156.
PC Martin Done of the Roads Policing Unit said: “Morris’s driving was reckless and completely irresponsible that morning and it was only by good fortune that no one was seriously injured or killed.
“Choosing to drive when impaired by alcohol is dangerous and unacceptable. North Wales Police are committed to making the roads safer and have a robust strategy around enforcing the ‘Fatal 5’ offences which includes drink driving. We are also about to begin our annual Christmas Anti Drink and Drug Drive Campaign and motorists who choose to drive whilst under the influence should know that we will be out waiting for them.
“Hopefully the sentence given to Morris will act as a warning to others that these actions are dangerous and have serious consequences.”