Dash­cam traps dan­ger driver

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - BEN BUT­LER

ADRIVER has been spared jail af­ter ter­ri­fy­ing footage of him al­most crash­ing as he per­formed dan­ger­ous ma­noeu­vres was posted on YouTube.

Philip Gor­don Wear­ing, 58, was caught on a dash­board cam­era nar­rowly avoid­ing ve­hi­cles com­ing in the op­po­site di­rec­tion as he drove down the mid­dle of the road tow­ing a trailer.

He had a very near miss with a BMW com­ing in the op­po­site di­rec­tion by some­how squeez­ing be­tween ve­hi­cles. Sec­onds later Wear­ing pulls out again – just as a group of mo­tor­cy­clists are com­ing round the cor­ner.

Mirac­u­lously he man­ages again to com­plete his ma­noeu­vre without caus­ing a col­li­sion.

Wear­ing, who had a clean­ing busi­ness, ad­mit­ted dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

AMOTORIST has been banned af­ter video footage of him driv­ing dan­ger­ously was up­loaded to the in­ter­net.

Dash­cam footage on YouTube shows the ter­ri­fy­ing mo­ment Philip Gor­don Wear­ing al­most crashed twice af­ter pulling the dan­ger­ous ma­noeu­vres on a North Wales road.

Wear­ing, 58, of Bland- ford Drive, Macclesfield, can be seen hastily over­tak­ing sev­eral ve­hi­cles in his Land Rover Dis­cov­ery while pulling a trailer along the nar­row A487 in Pen­rhyn­deu­draeth, Gwynedd, in Septem­ber last year.

In a very near miss, he man­ages to avoid col­lid­ing with a car com­ing in the op­po­site di­rec­tion by some­how squeez­ing be­tween the ve­hi­cles in the mid­dle of the road.

The BMW com­ing the other way al­most ends up off the road try­ing to avoid Wear­ing, who just sec­onds later, pulls out again to over­take a car – just as a group of mo­tor­cy­clists are com­ing round the cor­ner.

Mirac­u­lously he man­ages again to com­plete his ma­noeu­vre without caus­ing a col­li­sion.

Wear­ing, who had a caravan near Pwll­heli, was handed a six-month sus­pended jail term af­ter plead­ing guilty to dan­ger­ous driv­ing at Caernar­fon Crown Court.

He was or­dered to do 150 hours un­paid work and banned from driv­ing for a year with an ex­tended test and must pay £1,000 costs.

The 44-sec­ond clip was caught on dash­cam by one of the driv­ers he over­took and was up­loaded to YouTube un­der the ti­tle “Crazy driv­ing Pen­rhyn­deu­draeth North Wales”.

For the full video go to macclesfield-ex­press. co.uk.

Dash­cam footage shows Philip Wear­ing pulling out to over­take and nar­rowly miss­ing a BMW and a mo­tor­bike

Dash­cam footage shows Philip Wear­ing nar­rowly miss­ing a col­li­sion with BMW as he tried to over­take, then try­ing again and this time hav­ing a near miss with a mo­tor­cy­clist

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