79-year-old Drink Driver Crashes Into Shop Front Hits Child

A 79-year-old drunk driver hits a 6-year-old after crashing into the front of a convenience store

The footage of a 79-year-old female drunk driver crashing through a shop front and hitting a 6-year-old child has recently been released by the Greater Manchester police.

The shop on the left before the crash, Google Street View
The shop on the left before the crash, Google Street View

The original incident occurred on Sunday the 29th of May and was located at the Landside Wine Stores on Chestnut Drive South in Leigh, Manchester, England.

The horrifying incident was recorded on local CCTV and surveillance footage from the inside of the Landside wine stores. 

The footage shows the 6-year-old boy searching the shelf for sweets and chocolate before a red car driven by the 79-year-old drunk driver is seen hurtling through the front window and smashing through the automatic doors.

The car crashing through the front of the shop, GM Police
The car crashing through the front of the shop, GM Police

The car crashes through the doors, breaks glass, destroys the front of the shop and pushes the boy into him back of the store.

Fortunately, the boy only suffered minor scrapes and bruises after the car crash and the shop suffered £170 worth of damages.

The 79-year-old woman pleaded guilty to the drunk driving incident on the 15th of June. She was given a 3-year suspension from driving, is required to commit 50 hours of community service and has to pay the £170 worth of damages to the shop front.



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