Cambridgeshire Police have released dashcam footage of the driver drifting in front of oncoming cars.

Djiferson Monterio, 35, from Thorney, was driving a black Ford Fiesta in Boongate, on New Year's Day 2023.

He was drunk at the wheel, and was seen drifting into the path of oncoming cars on the Peterborough road.

Monterio narrowly missed a car, but then crossed completely over into the other lane and hit a Volkswagen Golf.

The Volkswagen Golf driver tried to avoid Monterio by swerving onto a grass verge, but he was hit head-on by the drunk driver and suffered a broken hand and wrist.

Fortunately, an on-duty police officer was a few cars behind the crash. They went to check on the injured driver and called for back-up.

Monterio took a roadside breath test in Boongate and gave a reading of 109, which is over three times the legal limit of 35. 

The drunk driver tried to convince police officers that he'd only had one beer earlier that day.

Police also checked the Ford Fiesta and found that Monterio wasn't named on the insurance. He told police officers that he didn't know he wasn't on it.

Monterio was arrested and taken to Peterborough City Hospital as a precaution.

The Boongate driver was asked to give an evidential blood sample to check his alcohol levels but refused to do so, which led to him being charged with failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

He appeared at Cambridge Crown Court on Thursday, January 18 for sentencing.

Monterio was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for 18 months, after previously pleading guilty to failing to provide a specimen of blood for analysis, dangerous driving and driving without insurance.

He's also been disqualified from driving for two years and has to retake a test, as well as completing a 20-day Rehabilitation Activity Requirement (RAR) and 120 hours of unpaid work.