Wrong-way driver banned from road

A man who drove the wrong way down a dual carriageway in Warwickshire has been told by a judge that his actions could have killed somebody.

Steven McInulty, of Heathcote Street, Coventry, was banned from driving and received a suspended eight-month jail sentence.

The 25-year-old was reprimanded at Warwick Crown Court after he drove his Citroen Saxo up and down Faraday Avenue in Coleshill, Warwickshire. He was filmed erratically switching lanes and undertaking other vehicles. The footage was later posted on YouTube.

McInulty admitted dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance and furnishing 0 particulars. The court heard that he had committed motoring offences in the past and was on licence at the time of the incident on June 5 last year after being released from prison for robbery.

After suspending McInulty's eight-month sentence for two years, Recorder Richard Atkins QC said: "When the police officer went after you, you then drove appallingly.

"You caused all sorts of vehicles to have to take evasive action as you drove the wrong way. And you then drove past your pals, who all thought it was tremendously funny and who had the stupidity to film you.

"What you did, it is lucky nobody was killed or seriously injured."

Copyright Press Association 2012