Police have released shocking footage of drunk motorists driving with missing wheels and tyres

Police have released shocking footage of drunk motorists driving with missing wheels and tyres
Sparks flying from a BMW X5 travelling on the M42 motorway without a front wheel or back tyre (Photo: SWNS)

Two drunk drivers were arrested on the same morning after being spotted veering all over the road without their front tyres as police launch a pre-Christmas crackdown.

West Midlands Police released shocking footage of two sozzled motorists who were stopped the morning after a night boozing.

A 35 year old man was seen weaving over both sides of the road.

Police dashcam footage shows the Ford Ka narrowly missing parked cars in Great Barr, West Midlands, at 10:45am last Sunday (2 December).

Incredibly, the car didn’t have a front tyre and the driver was still drunk from the night before.

Four and a half times over the limit

A breathalyser test revealed that the motorist had 161 microgrammes of breath in 100 millilitres of breath – more than four and a half times the 35mcg legal limit.

He admitted drink driving, dangerous driving and having no licence or insurance at Birmingham Magistrates Court.

The 24 year old driver of this car admitted dangerous driving, disqualified driving and failing to provide a breath specimen (Photo: SWNS)
The 24 year old driver of this car admitted dangerous driving, disqualified driving and failing to provide a breath specimen (Photo: SWNS)

The driver, from Great Barr, was bailed and will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on 4 January.

Driving without tyres

The force also released a video of sparks flying from a BMW X5 which was also travelling on the motorway without a front wheel or back tyre.

Police spotted the car careering along the M42 southbound carriageway between junctions 4 and 5 at 8am. The car ended up hitting a crash barrier on the M42 and the 24 year old driver was arrested.

He admitted dangerous driving, disqualified driving and failing to provide a breath specimen. He was bailed and will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on 3 January.

Month-long crackdown

Their arrests come as police launch a month-long crackdown on drink drivers, including motorists who may still be over the limit the day after a night boozing.

Sergeant Jon Butler said, “We can only hope the message gets through that there are real dangers to getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drink or drugs.

“This is both to drivers and other innocent members of the public.

“We have a zero tolerance approach and our officers are out there 24/7 to catch those who risk the safety, and lives, of themselves and innocent others.

“Drink driving is unacceptable and we will catch and prosecute those who break the law.”