A driver seen dangerously swerving across lanes and nearly crashing into oncoming cars has been banned from driving. 

Manuel Sousa, 44, of Silverton Road, Park North, was sentenced at Swindon Magistrates' Court and given a 17-month disqualification for failing to provide a sample. 

This followed an incident on May 28 when two officers witnessed Sousa driving a vehicle that was swerving across the road, regularly crossing the centre line and nearly colliding with oncoming vehicles.

Sousa was asked to stop by officers and when talking was slurring his words and smelt strongly of alcohol. He was asked to provide a specimen of breath for analysis which he made numerous attempts to do, but wasn't blowing into the device correctly.

He was taken to Gablecross police station where he failed to provide two adequate samples of breath.

Sousa was also fined £1,699.

PC Paul Davis said: “Our message to people is please don’t risk it – getting behind the wheel of your car having consumed alcohol or illegal drugs puts your life and the lives of other road users at risk.

"Please plan your journey home in advance if you know you are going to be drinking.”

If you suspect someone of drink driving please report it. You can contact us on 101, or 999 in an emergency.