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Cyclist clung to car to stop drunk chef


A HEROIC cyclist was dragged along the road as he desperately tried to stop a drink driver going the wrong way down a dual carriageway.

Fabio Veracruz was so concerned when he saw Martin Davis’s erratic driving that he followed the car on his bike, a court heard.

While the vehicle was still moving, Mr Veracruz yanked the driver’s door open and tried to grab the handbrake while yelling ‘stop!’

But sozzled chef Davis (pictured), 41 — who had spent the night drinking with friends on September 25 — ignored his pleas and accelerated, pulling the cyclist along the road in Worcester.

Mr Veracruz managed to stand on the open door while clinging to the roof. Davis then ploughed into a pole which smashed the window, showering both himself and Mr Veracruz in glass.

Breath tests showed Davis was more than three times the legal drink-drive limit. Judge Nicholas Cartwright said: ‘Mr Veracruz, thankfully, was not more seriously injured having put himself at considerable risk to apprehend a dangerous driver.’

At Worcester crown court, Davis admitted dangerous driving and drink driving. He was handed a suspended eight month jail term, banned for 28 months and has to pay £500 to Mr Veracruz, plus £1,240 in costs.