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Motorist admits wrong-way drive on M5 by West Bromwich

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Media captionFootage shows Katy Homer driving into the path of lorries and cars

A care assistant has admitted driving the wrong way on a motorway for four miles while drunk.

Katy Homer was stopped after police spotted her car leaving junction one of the M5 at West Bromwich.

Officers said cameras showed the Vauxhall Astra driving into the path of lorries on the southbound carriageway.

At Wolverhampton Crown Court, the 26-year-old, of Clent View in Colley Gate, admitted dangerous driving and driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

Insp Dave Southam, of Sandwell Police investigation team, said: "There is no doubt how serious this incident could have been.

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Image caption Katy Homer admitted she was drunk while driving the wrong way on the M5

"Ms Homer drove the wrong way along the M5 for around four miles and CCTV footage from the time shows other vehicles having to move out of the way.

"Thankfully, due to the time of day, the motorway was not as busy as it otherwise might have been and so no significant harm was caused to others."

Homer is due to be sentenced on 28 March.

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