Police have released a shocking video footage of the moment when a teacher, who was caught drink driving, crashing into a parked car. 

The video, which was taken from the offender's own dash cam, shows the woman crashing into the vehicle which happened on the A259 Marsh Road, Bexhill. 

The incident happened on April 4, at 5.24pm when the white Vauxhall Corsa was repeatedly clipping the kerb and then crashing into an Audi A4. 

Officers arrived at the scene in Turkey Road and the driver was identified as Louise Willard, 41, a teacher, of Ashby Close, Bexhill. Fortunately, she was uninjured.

She was required to undergo a roadside breath test, which she failed, and she was subsequently charged with driving with 94mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system. The legal limit is 35mcg. She was also charged with failing to stop after a road traffic collision.

At Hastings Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (25 April), Willard pleaded guilty to both offences and was disqualified from driving for 24 months.

She was also sentenced to a 12-month community order, requiring her to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work, and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £85 victim surcharge.

PC Nathan Langley, of the Polegate Roads Policing Unit, said: “The dangers of drink-driving are well-documented – it can seriously impair your reaction times, concentration levels, and judgement of other road users and hazards. But a lot of people may find this difficult to visualise.

“Now, through the release of this footage, we can show you exactly what it looks like to drive under the influence of alcohol, and you can see just how shocking it is.

“The scary thing is this isn’t a particularly unusual or extraordinary example of drink-driving; the driver has displayed a number of characteristics which you would typically expect. What you wouldn’t expect, of course, is for someone in such a state to get behind the wheel of their car.

“We hope by releasing this footage that people will take note. If you’ve ever considered drink-driving, think again. Or, if you have done it before, don’t even think about doing it again; the next time could be your last.

“Every year, people’s lives are destroyed by drink-driving. In Sussex in 2017, a total of 13 people were killed and a further 65 were seriously injured in drink-driving related collisions.

“The law around drink-driving is in place for a reason – it is there to keep you safe and to deal robustly with those who compromise the safety of themselves and others by driving while under the influence.

“Remember, drink OR drive; never both.”