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VIDEO: Drunk driver collides with a lorry following 7-pint binge

Moment drunk driver collides with lorry while racing two other drivers at 84mph after seven-pint pub binge – with his three-year-old child in the car

  • Declan Webster, 32, raced brothers Robert and Michael Bower on August 5
  • Webster had his partner and their three-year-old child in the car at the time
  • Webster, and the Bower brothers were drinking together in before the crash 
  • All three were bailed and will be sentenced at Derby Crown Court at a later date 


Dramatic footage show the moment a driver crashed into a truck at the end of a high-speed race which followed a seven-pint pub binge. 

Declan Webster, 32, struck the lorry at 84mph. His partner and their three-year-old child were in the car with him. 

Webster and his friends Robert and Michael Bower were charged with dangerous driving following the incident in Chesterfield, Derbyshire on August 5, 2020. 

This is the moment Declan Webster’s Toyota Corolla ploughs into the side of a HGV having been involved in a a race with his two friends Robert and Michael Bower in Chesterfield, Derbyshire following a day drinking in the pub

Moments before the crash, the cars were seen on CCTV approaching a roundabout at high speed

Moments before the crash, the cars were seen on CCTV approaching a roundabout at high speed

The impact was filmed from a rearward-pointing camera fitted to the truck's cab

The impact was filmed from a rearward-pointing camera fitted to the truck’s cab

Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court saw footage shared by police of the three cars racing towards a roundabout. 

Moments later, Webster’s Toyota Corolla ploughs into a lorry while travelling at a reckless speed. 

The collision was captured on a camera monitoring the side of the truck.  

Police said the trio, who all pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, were ‘lucky to have not killed’ someone.

Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court heard the three men had spent seven hours drinking together at a pub before getting into their cars.

Robert had sunk six pints and Michael polished off five, the court heard.

All three pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at Chesterfield Magistrates' Court and were released on bail to appear at Derby Crown Court in October for sentencing

All three pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court and were released on bail to appear at Derby Crown Court in October for sentencing

Michael was seen overtaking his brother Robert at 71mph in the lead-up to the collision at about 9.30pm.

Prosecutor Becky Allsop told the court the offence was in a high category due to the alcohol and ‘prolonged’ bad driving.

All three were released on unconditional bail and will be sentenced in October at Derby Crown Court. 

Sharing the video on Twitter, Derbyshire Police said: ‘This trio of dangerous drivers are lucky not to have killed someone.’

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