Video: Drunk woman, 21, crashes into traffic lights, then reverses and drives off

Police have released video footage of a driver crashing into a pedestrian island while twice the drink-drive limit.

Police video shows the crashed car

Holly Brown, of Aspen Grove, Aldershot, appeared at Guildford Magistrates’ Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to the charge of drink-driving.

The 21-year-old was arrested after the accident in Guildford on December 6 and gave a positive breath reading of 72 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.

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Brown was disqualified from driving for 20 months and fined £200. She was also ordered to pay a criminal courts charge of £150, victim surcharge of £20, and court costs of £87.

CCTV footage shows her car crashing into a traffic island in North Street at the junction with Chertsey Street in Guildford.

A Surrey Police spokesman said: “The video shows how members of the public came to her aid while passengers get out of the car and leave the scene.

“After getting out herself she gets back in and reverses away from the damaged railings and traffic light. She then drives into Chertsey Street, narrowly avoiding pedestrians in the road.

“Officers then found the vehicle in a car park near to Woodbridge Road with Brown still in the driver’s seat with the keys in her hand.”