A DRIVER'S own dashboard camera recorded the moment he ploughed through a roundabout while over the limit.

Jordan Johnstone hit the Cheals roundabout in Crawley at high speed, and nearly crashed into a white van.

Footage shows him going past the Apple Green Service Station on the A23 at speed, before his car mounts the roundabout.

He narrowly avoids crashing into the van before ending up on the grass verge opposite.

Police Sergeant Chris Glasspool said he was "extremely fortunate" not to have injured himself or another road user.

After bursting his tyre the unemployed 20-year-old from Staplefield Road in Handcross was stopped by the police near Pease Pottage at 1.15am on Thursday, June 7.

Officers then looked at the camera footage recorded inside his Mercedes ML320.

He failed a roadside breath test, with 104 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Johnstone admitted drink driving, driving without due care and attention, without a valid licence, and without having insurance at Crawley Magistrates' Court earlier this month.

He was banned from driving for three years, and sentenced to a 12-month community order. He must also pay £200 costs and £85 for a victim surcharge.

Police said the footage demonstrates the dangers of drink driving.

Sgt Glasspool said: "This footage demonstrates just how dangerous and irresponsible drink-driving is. Being under the influence of alcohol can seriously impair your ability to drive, as is clearly shown here, and it’s extremely fortunate Johnstone didn’t injure himself or anyone else.

"There’s simply no excuse for it. If you’re going to drink, leave your car at home; book a taxi, take public transport or get a lift with someone sober. Don’t risk it, we can assure you it’s not worth it."