VIDEO captures the moment a drink-driver crashed as he attempts to evade police.

Karl White, 32, was more than twice the drink-drive limit when he led police on a pursuit through Littlehampton in February.

He first caught the attention of officers on patrol when they noticed his number plate did not match the grey Citroen C8 he was driving.

After failing to stop in Eldon Way, white began driving speeds of 60mph in a 30mph zone in a bid to evade officers.

Dashcam footage shared by police shows the moment he eventually crashed in Harwood Road while trying to squeeze between two bollards into a pedestrianised area.

The Citroen become trapped and the driver was detained.

He was identified as White, a floor layer, of no fixed address.

The incident happened at about 5.10pm on February 9.

White failed a roadside breath test, which showed he had 83mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system. The legal limit is 35mcg.

He was arrested and charged with dangerous driving, careless driving, drink-driving, driving with no licence, driving with no insurance, driving without a valid test certificate, failing to stop when required by police and possession of cannabis.

White pleaded guilty to all offences, and at Lewes Crown Court last Thursday, he was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment and disqualified from driving for 42 months.

The consequences of drink or drug-driving could include the following:

  • A minimum 12 month ban
  • An unlimited fine
  • A possible prison sentence
  • A criminal record, which could affect your current and future employment
  • An increase in your car insurance
  • Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA
  • You could also kill or seriously injure yourself or someone else

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug-driving, or visit the Operation Crackdown website.

"You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.

"If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, call 999."