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Man disqualified from driving following M4 crash

  • Samuel Kevis from Aberdare was sentenced for drink driving
  • He crashed on the M4 near Swindon in February
  • Kevis was disqualified from driving for more than 3 years, ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and pay £1000 costs

A man from Wales has been disqualified from driving for more than 3 years following a crash on the M4, near Swindon.

Samuel Kevis, 30, Glanrhyd Street, Aberdare, was sentenced at Swindon Magistrates Court last Monday (11/12).

At around 2.40am on February 13 Kevis was driving a Renault Clio on the motorway when he crashed, crossing all three lanes and colliding with the central reservation. He left the car and was arrested walking on the hard shoulder on the opposite side of the motorway.

Kevis blew 76 at the roadside, and a further blood sample showed he had 153 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, with the legal limit being 80 micrograms.

He was also ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work, pay £1000 costs.

Roads Policing Officer Craig Beales said: “It is fortunate that nobody was seriously injured in this collision. Kevis’ actions were both selfish and reckless and put other road users at risk.

“This case just proves exactly why we have stepped up our road safety campaign this year trying to educate drivers on the importance of road safety and the fatal five offences which are the main contributing factors to serious or fatal collisions on our roads. Drink driving is one of the fatal five and it is extremely frustrating that people like Kevis get behind the wheel of the car when they are in no fit state to drive.

“I cannot stress enough the importance of planning your journey home if you are intending on drinking alcohol. As Christmas approaches, we’re reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs.

“Our Roads Policing Unit (RPU) will be stepping up patrols over the festive season, working closely with partner agencies from the Road Safety Partnership, to target those who fail to abide by the law.”

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