A drink driver was caught on CCTV
smashing into a taxi after jumping a red
light in horrifying CCTV footage. Samuel
Olaitan, 32, was found to be nearly double
the legal drink driving limit following the
crash on May 20, 2017.
Olaitan tried to run away from the scene,
but a member of the public managed to
detain him and handed him over to police.
He was speeding down Trinity Street, in
Bolton town centre, the Manchester
Evening News reports. .
In a CCTV clip released by police, Olaitan
can be seen driving along Trinity Street in
a white Citroen C4 Cactus at around 2am.
He is seen approaching the junction of
Bradford Street, but instead of paying
attention to the red light, Olatan whizzes
The vehicle then hits the back of a taxi
driving through a green light. Both cars
can then be seen spinning out of control in
the middle of the road, caused by the
impact of the collision. .
He was breath tested and was found to
have 59 micrograms of alcohol in 100
millilitres of breath – nearly double the
legal limit of 35 micrograms. Fortunately,
the taxi driver and passengers did not
suffer any serious injuries. .
Olaitan was arrested and charged with
dangerous driving, drink driving, having
no insurance and driving otherwise than in
accordance with a licence. He was
sentenced to four months in prison,
suspended for two years and has been
disqualified from driving for two years. .
He must also pay £515 in fines, adhere to a
curfew and wear an electronic tag as well
as take an extended driving test.