Drink-driver, 20, is banned from roads after pulling up in car park only to be caught when his car rolled forward right in front of an oncoming police car
- Craig Posonby-Burl parked in a Cirencester when his VW started to roll forward
- The red VW bumped into a kerb just as the police pulled into the car park
- Posonby-Burl was almost twice the legal drink-drive limit and was arrested
- He was banned from driving for 14 months at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court
This CCTV footage shows the moment a drink-driver rolled forwards into a pavement in a car park – right in front of an oncoming police car.
Craig Posonby-Burl, 20, drove his red Volkswagen into the car park shortly before 11pm on October 2.
The driver seemingly found a parking spot and pulled into it with no issue – but a few seconds later, the car began to roll forward, with the bumper eventually bouncing off a curb in front.
Craig Posonby-Burl can be seen driving into the carpark in his red Volkswagen, left
After parking at the top of the car park, his car starts to roll down the hill after the handbrake failed to engage
As the car comes to rest on a kerb, a police car pulls into the car park and arrests Posonby-Burl on suspicion of drink driving. He was later convicted in court of being almost twice the legal limit and was banned for 14 months
At that moment, a police car was driving into the Brewery Car Park in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, and pulled up beside Posonby-Burl’s car – before the red VW then reversed back into the parking space.
Posonby-Burl, of St Michael’s Road, Cirencester, appeared at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday charged with drink-driving.
The court heard how Posonby-Burl was found to have 51 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 35 micrograms.
He was found guilty and banned from driving for 14 months.