VIDEO: Drunk driver collides with a lorry following 7-pint binge

Terrifying moment drunk driver collided with lorry while racing two other drivers at 84mph after seven-pint pub binge – with his three-year-old child in the car

  • Declan Webster, 32, raced brothers Robert and Michael Bower on August 5 2020
  • Webster had his partner and their three-year-old child in the car at the time
  • Webster and the Bower brothers were drinking together before the crash 
  • Trio admitted dangerous driving and will be sentenced at Derby Crown Court

Dramatic footage show the moment a driver crashed into a truck at the end of a high-speed race which followed a seven-pint pub binge. 

Declan Webster, 32, struck the lorry at 84mph. His partner and their three-year-old child were in the car with him. 

Webster and his friends Robert and Michael Bower were charged with dangerous driving following the incident in Chesterfield, Derbyshire on August 5, 2020. 

Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court saw footage shared by police of the three cars racing towards a roundabout. 

This is the moment Declan Webster’s Toyota Corolla ploughs into the side of a HGV having been involved in a a race with his two friends Robert and Michael Bower in Chesterfield, Derbyshire following a day drinking in the pub

Declan Webster, 32, struck the lorry at 84mph. His partner and their three-year-old child were in the car with him


Webster, from Chesterfield, Robert Bower (left), 33, from Staveley and Michael Bower (right) of Bolsover all pleaded guilty to dangerous driving

Moments later, Webster’s Toyota Corolla ploughs into a lorry while travelling at a reckless speed. 

The collision was captured on a camera monitoring the side of the truck. 

Webster, from Chesterfield, Robert Bower, 33, from Staveley and Michael Bower of Bolsover all pleaded guilty to dangerous driving. 

However, the case was adjourned after magistrates said their sentencing powers were ‘insufficient’. 

According to the Derbyshire Times, the magistrate said: ‘This is so serious it can only be heard at crown court.’ 

Police said the trio, who all pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, were ‘lucky to have not killed’ someone.

Moments before the crash, the cars were seen on CCTV approaching a roundabout at high speed

Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court heard the three men had spent seven hours drinking together at a pub before getting into their cars.

Robert had sunk six pints and Michael polished off five, the court heard.

Michael was seen overtaking his brother Robert at 71mph in the lead-up to the collision at about 9.30pm.

Prosecutor Becky Allsop told the court the offence was in a high category due to the alcohol and ‘prolonged’ bad driving.

All three were released on unconditional bail and will be sentenced in October at Derby Crown Court. 

Sharing the video on Twitter, Derbyshire Police said: ‘This trio of dangerous drivers are lucky not to have killed someone.’

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