A Swindon man has been jailed for 11 months for dangerous driving on the M4 near Chippenham.

Last year, on July 19 at 8am, police officers were called to a collision on the westbound carriageway of the M4 near to Leigh Delamere services involving a white Mercedes C250 and a Mini Cooper.

Enquiries were carried out including analysing dash cam footage provided by a witness.

Peter Goodfellow, 36, of Redhouse Gardens, Swindon, was arrested by officers.

Goodfellow could be seen on dash cam footage driving his Mercedes at speeds exceeding 100mph and undertaking other vehicles just seconds before he collided with a Mini. The driver of the mini suffered minor injuries.

Goodfellow was also found to have two bald tyres on his vehicle at the time of the incident.

He appeared at Swindon Crown Court on Friday (June 29) and sentenced to 11 months in jail and disqualified from driving for 29 months.

PC Will Ayres, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “Dash cam footage was invaluable in securing this conviction against Goodfellow. He is a dangerous driver who had no regard for other road users.

“This was a busy time of day on a busy stretch of the M4 – Goodfellow put other road users lives at risk, not just by driving at excess speed, but also undertaking vehicles which led to a collision and left an innocent driver with injuries.

"Thankfully, these injuries were minor although the incident has no doubt really affected her. Looking at the dash cam footage provided by a witness, it is so lucky that nobody was more seriously injured."