Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment a startled drink-driver attempts to flee police and crashes into nine cars and scooters after he falls asleep in a car park and they woke him up.
Drink-driving suspect Mr Lu later revealed that he had visited a friend for a night of heavy drinking and passed out inside his SUV while attempting to drive home in the early hours of 18th September.
His friend’s neighbours in the residential area in Baise, which is a city in China’s southern Guangxi region, found him still asleep inside his white car with the music blaring at dawn.
When the police arrived to investigate, they attempted to wake Mr Lu by knocking on his window.
But CCTV footage from the residential car park shows a policeman taking a photo of the sleeping drunk through the front windscreen when he suddenly wakes up.
Mr Lu said he panicked when he saw the police and attempted to escape, with the video showing him proceeding to slam into numerous parked vehicles while driving forwards and backwards in the tight space.
The chaotic incident ends with Mr Lu ramming the back of a small electric car, which ploughs into the front of a parked pedicab and then crashes to a stop against the boundary wall.
The authorities said seven cars – not include Mr Lu’s – and two scooters were damaged at the scene.
A breathalyser test confirmed that the drink-driver’s blood alcohol content was 164mg/100ml – more than double China’s legal driving limit of 80mg/100ml – despite it having been several hours since his last drink.
Mr Lu was taken into custody and is expected to be found fully liable for all the damage he caused.
An investigation is still ongoing.
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