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VIDEO: Dramatic CCTV of Brixham crash is warning to drink-drivers

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: November 30, 2012

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Dramatic footage of a real collision will be released by Devon and Cornwall Police as part of their drink-drive Christmas campaign.

The scheme, which will run throughout December and will see the number of breathalyser checks stepped up, is aimed at highlighting the damage caused by drink-driving.

The CCTV footage shows a car, driven by a man who had been drinking, crashing into the Three Elms pub in Brixham and seriously injuring landlord Kevin O'Neill.

The driver, Leigh Brennan, 45, from Brixham, lost control of his Volvo in March as he drove through the town at 60mph and crashed into the porch of the pub. He was later jailed for a year.

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Mr O'Neill suffered a crushed pelvis, broken ribs and spinal injuries after being buried under masonry.

Inspector Richard Pryce, head of roads policing, said: "The devastation caused by drink-driving can be seen clearly in the CCTV footage.

"There was a group of people stood outside the pub just moments before the crash and it is a miracle that no one was killed and only one person was injured."

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