A drink driver from Goodmayes was driving at more than 100mph before crashing into another car, causing it to flip and explode. 

Nilen Chauhan, 27, of Westrow Gardens, was “absolutely flooring" his Volkswagen Polo on the A14 near Cambridge on September 14 last year.

Witnesses said they saw him weaving between lanes and cutting up other vehicles for about 10 miles before the crash. 

He then slammed into the back of a Mitsubishi L200 causing it to flip and slide on its roof before coming to a stop. 

The driver was lucky to escape with his life and walked away from the collision, which happened at around 6.30am. 

The victim, covered in blood, told officers he had been driving in lane four when the crash happened. 

He said: “I was just driving in a straight line and the last minute…I just see it. I was absolutely upside down and my head was scraping along the floor.” 

Several empty beer bottles and a bottle of whisky were found in Chauhan’s car. 

He blew 104ug at the roadside, three times the legal limit of 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath. 

One witness, who had been driving for two decades, said she had never seen someone drive “with so little regard to other road users”. 

Ilford Recorder: Drink driver Nilen Chauhan (pictured) smashed into another car at speedDrink driver Nilen Chauhan (pictured) smashed into another car at speed (Image: Cambridgeshire Constabulary)

Chauhan admitted drink driving and driving a vehicle dangerously. 

But on February 26 he walked free from Cambridge Crown Court as he was handed a one year and four month prison sentence, suspended for two years. 

He was also disqualified from driving for three years and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work. 

When his ban expires, he must take an extended driving test. 

PC Ben Batten, from Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Chauhan’s driving was quite frankly some of the worst we have seen. 

“This was not a momentary lapse in concentration or an honest mistake, it was a prolonged period of driving at excessive speed, tailgating and undertaking vehicles, all while well over the drink drive limit. 

“The victim who was hit by Chauhan suffered many physical and mental injuries and it is miraculous neither he or another innocent member of the public going about their daily business was not more seriously injured or worse.  

“This type of driving not only affects the lives of those directly involved but also has a ripple effect on the families of the victims as well as the local communities and the NHS.”