Drunk driver rammed by Surrey Police on A3 is jailed

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Media captionTraffic cameras capture the moment Surrey Police had to ram Perri Game's car which she was driving on the wrong side of the A3

A drunk driver who drove her car on the wrong side of the A3 forcing a police car to ram into it has been sentenced to four months in prison.

Police in an unmarked black BMW X5 rammed into Perri Game, 21, from Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, to "prevent a serious traffic collision".

Game and two officers were taken to hospital with minor injuries on 29 January after the crash.

She admitted dangerous driving and drink driving at Guildford Crown Court.

Game was also disqualified from driving for three years and ordered to pay a total of £630 costs.

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Image caption Perri Game's Volkswagen Polo was written off in the crash

Surrey Police said PC Simon Down and PC Ed Stock were on routine patrol when they were advised of a crash on the A3.

'Prevented a catastrophe'

They began a rolling roadblock on the southbound carriageway to slow traffic.

It was then the officers saw Game's Volkswagen Polo driving towards them at 60mph.

PC Down decided to deliberately manoeuvre to bring Game's car to a halt. As a result of the impact, both vehicles were severely damaged and written off.

Acting Ch Insp Richard Mallett, head of roads policing unit, said: "The video clearly shows the risks that our officers face in the course of carrying out their duties and demonstrates the bravery shown by Simon and Ed that morning.

"Their decisive action almost certainly prevented a catastrophe happening and stopped any other motorist being seriously injured or even killed."

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