A drunken motorist who caused several road traffic accidents whilst heading the wrong way down a motorway has received an 18 month Jail sentence.
The driver, David Hunter received his sentence at Dumfries Sheriff Court. The court heard how he drove dangerously for over 2 miles of the motorway between Lockerbie and Ecclefechan last year.
Hunter also had a previous drink driving offence and he was also banned from driving for a further 8 years.
Drivers described the horrifying sight of seeing a van heading towards them at speed and several motorists had to take evasive action to avoid a head on collision. At least three vehicles struck the central reservation before the van finally crashed into another vehicle.
Witnesses told the court that Hunger was seen stepping out of the van and staggered over to the grass verge smelling strongly of alcohol.
Despite the potential for serious injuries luckily most people involved in the road traffic accident suffered only minor personal injuries.
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