Prison for driver & # 39; so drunk he couldn't talk & # 39; who hit his car on a busy Gold Coast highway
Shocking moment driver who & # 39; was so drunk that he couldn't talk & # 39; claps his car on a busy highway and misses a terrified family
- Drunk driver nearly five times the legal limit has been imprisoned on Gold Coast
- Glenn Michael Camilleri, 45, also received no driver's license for three years
- CCTV released the Dec. 28 crash on the Gold Coast Highway
- The fourth time that Camilleri has lost his driving license due to driving under high driving performance
- Advocated for a ban on sentencing drunken drivers who were convicted in series for life
A drunk driver who was nearly five times the legal limit when he turned his car at a busy Gold Coast intersection was convicted.
Glenn Michael Camilleri, 45, pleaded guilty to a dangerous operation of a vehicle while being hit by alcohol when he appeared in the Southport Magistrates Court on Friday.
It is the fourth time that Camilleri has lost its license due to driving under high series, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
Terrifying CCTV of the shocking crash on December 28 last year on the Gold Coast Highway in Palm Beach has since been publicly released.
Glenn Michael Camilleri was imprisoned and excluded from driving for three years during this December 2018 crash (pictured) on the Gold Coast Highway
The video shows the build-up to the horrifying moment when Camilleri's car swung in the air as he flew over the highway, smashed through a fence and arrived at the top of a blue ute at the traffic lights at the intersection of Thrower Drive.
Motorists and local residents can be seen in the CCTV, which is rushing to help track the frightening impact.
It was striking that nobody was injured, despite the fact that Camilleri was missing a family by the side of the road
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Rachel France told the court witnesses noticed that Camilleri could not speak or stand as they helped him out of the wreckage.
He registered a blood alcohol value of 0.243.
Just after the car came up in the air when he turned the highway, smashed through a fence and landed on top of a blue ute (in the photo) waiting for traffic lights
Camilleri & # 39; s lawyer Sam Jackson told the court that his client had fought an alcoholic addiction throughout his adulthood and had a relapse on the day he crashed.
& # 39; Everyone remembers that he & # 39; wants a haircut in the morning and he can't remember anything until he's pulled out of the car & he said.
Camilleri was sentenced to 14 months in prison and will be released in October.
The crash happened at the intersection of the Gold Coast Highway and Thrower Drive
& # 39; I consider driving extremely reckless & # 39 ;, said magistrate Mark Howden.
Camilleri had also suspended its license for three years.
Lawyer Kylie Franklin, whose boyfriend was murdered by her drunken husband in 2017 in an accident, believes that someone who has been convicted more than three times for drunk driving should never get behind the wheel of a car.
& # 39; I think they should go harder because people don't get the message, & # 39; Franklin said.
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