Just a wooden fence stops this car plunging on to motorway below

THIS dramatic picture shows the dangerous repercussions of a suspected drunk driver - after his car ended up precariously perched on top of a metal barricade with only a wooden fence breaking his fall onto a motorway below.

Police picture of the stranded car
Police picture of the stranded car

The driver left the road and managed to mount the curb, careering along the barricade rail before coming to a stop just in time.

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Cops tweeted the picture after they arrested the 33-year-old driver on suspicion of drink driving - and accompanied their post with the hashtag #couldhavebeenmuchworse.

The crash happened shortly before 6am this morning, at junction 44 of the A1M/A64 near Bramham, north of Leeds.

North Yorkshire Police posted the image on Twitter with the caption: “Here’s where the vehicle ended up. Other side of the wooden fence is a steep drop onto motorway #couldhavebeenmuchworse.”