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Chinese drunk motorist caught after driving wrong way down road and crashing into two cars

Police said man had drunk two bottles of spirits and six of wine

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 25 September, 2016, 4:13pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 25 September, 2016, 4:13pm

A man who had drunk two bottles of spirits and six of wine drove the wrong way down a road in central China and crashed into two other cars.

Nobody was seriously injured, but the man was arrested and banned from applying for a driver’s licence for five years, police said in a statement.

The crashes happened after the man was driving to Loudi in Hunan province on Tuesday after drinking with four friends at lunchtime in Ningxiang county.

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He realised he was going the wrong way, did a U-turn and started driving into oncoming traffic before colliding with two cars.

One driver was slightly hurt.

The man refused to give a breath test and police had to take him to hospital to have a blood test. A box of alcohol was later found in the boot of his Audi, police said.