A drunk driver who drove her car on the wrong side of the A3 forcing a police car to ram into it has been sentenced to four months in prison.
The collision occurred in January this year on the A3 near Wisley.
Surrey Police had little choice but to use the dangerous tactic as a last resort to protect motorists behind them from 21-year-old Perri Game, who was so intoxicated she failed to notice she was on the wrong side of the carriageway and rapidly approaching a fully lit-up police BMW.
PC Down decided to deliberately manoeuvre to bring Game’s car to a halt. As a result of the impact, both vehicles were severely damaged and written off. Both the officers and Game were taken to hospital with minor injuries following the incident.
Game, a former elderly care worker, was jailed for four months, disqualified from driving for three years, and ordered to pay a total of £630 in costs, after admitting dangerous driving and drink driving at Guildford Crown Court.
PCs Ed Stock and Simon Down were later praised for their bravery and quick thinking. Acting Chief Inspector, Richard Mallett, head of roads policing unit, said
“Their decisive action almost certainly prevented a catastrophe happening and stopped any other motorist being seriously injured or even killed.”