The journey of a drink-driver before she crashed into a parked car in Bexhill has been captured on dash cam and released by police.

*Warning: Some viewers may find this distressing.

Louise Willard, 41, a local teacher, of Ashby Close, was uninjured following the incident on April 4, but failed a roadside breath test.

She was driving a white Vauxhall Corsa, which had been described as repeatedly clipping the curb on the A259 and swerving on the road, shortly before it hit a parked Audi A4 in Turkey Road.

Willard had then reversed and drove off, before stopping again after a short distance.

She has been disqualified from driving for 24 months, and was also sentenced to a 12-month community order, along with costs of £170.

PC Nathan Langley, of the Polegate Roads Policing Unit said:

“The dangers of drink-driving are well documented – it can seriously impair your reaction times, concentration levels, and judgement of other road users and hazards.

“But a lot of people may find this difficult to visualise.

“Now, through the release of this footage, we can show you exactly what it looks like to drive under the influence of alcohol, and you can see just how shocking it is.

“The law around drink-driving is in place for a reason – it is there to keep you safe and to deal robustly with those who compromise the safety of themselves and others by driving under the influence.”