Wrong-way M5 driver sentenced


Wrong way M5 driver

A motorist who was caught driving at speed the wrong way up the M5 motorway outside Birmingham, has admitted dangerous driving.

Katy Homer, 26, also pleaded guilty to drink-driving at Wolverhampton Crown Court, after CCTV footage of her potentially fatal actions was played to the jury.

Caught on motorway cameras, Homer's car is seen driving directly at oncoming traffic after joining the southbound side of the carriageway at junction 2 in Oldbury.

The footage shows Homer driving at high speeds, seemingly oblivious to the desperate high-beam flashes of a lorry driver, who eventually had to take evasive action to avoid a collision.

She drove north for three miles up to junction 1 in West Bromwich, before police officers, who had been attending a separate incident, spotted and apprehended her.

She was found to be more than double the legal drink-drive limit of 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, having provided a sample measuring 79 microgrammes.

Caught in the opening week of West Midlands Police's Christmas drink-drive crackdown, Homer was given an interim driving ban ahead of her sentencing hearing on March 28.

Click play below to watch CCTV footage of her reckless driving.