This shocking footage shows the risks posed to all on our roads by drink drivers.
The clips, which you can see by clicking above, were recorded by on-board CCTV cameras on police cars and were released by Greater Manchester Police today to launch its summer crackdown.
In one clip, a black hatchback is shown weaving at high speed through lanes on the M62 motorway on the Pennines towards Huddersfield – and at one point crashes into a barrier
In another clip, a blue Peugeot is captured on camera attempting to out-run police on a quiet residential street. The car stops and the driver tries to reverse into the following police vehicle a number of times.
The wreckage of a car after a collision is revealed – followed by an irate motorist who stops to hurl abuse at officers after he is pulled over.
Police said all the footage shows the effects of driving while under the influence of drink or drugs.
Click below to see more pictures released by police.
Officers were also showing off how a new drug-testing machine is being used.
It will enable police to test motorists suspected of being under the influence of drugs instantly using a saliva swab.
Inspector Matt Bailey-Smith said drink-driving could rise because of the World Cup. Police officers will be on patrol around the clock.
He said: “We tend to see an increase in the amount of people drink-driving during the summer months, be it because they’ve nipped to a beer garden after work or got caught up in the moment and drunk one too many at a barbecue
“This year’s World Cup heightens the risk of drink-driving and while we’re not looking to spoil anybody’s fun, we’d urge supporters to plan ahead and arrange transport prior to kick off so they don’t turn an evening of celebration into a lifetime of regret.
“Our officers have seen first-hand the devastation caused by drink and drug driving and we make absolutely no apology for relentlessly targeting this type of behaviour as it could save lives.
“The only safe amount to drink if driving is none at all so do yourself and other road users a favour and leave the car keys alone.
”Last summer police carried out 5,000 breath tests and arrested 252 people."
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