WATCH: The moment police stop a man driving the wrong way down a motorway 3 years ago

WATCH: The moment police stop a man driving the wrong way down a motorway

Inches away from total disaster.

A UK man was jailed for 18 months yesterday after he was caught driving the wrong way down the M4-Reading on 15 December, last year.

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Footage from the scene shows the man's red van repeatedly coming close to smashing head first into several other vehicles. The footage also shows how a police car eventually got in front of him, forcing him to spin off and stop just before hitting the barrier.

Thankfully, nobody was injured in the nightmare incident.

A tweet from the Thames Valley Police read: "The skill & bravery of our officers stopped a potentially devastating road traffic incident."

The clip below is fairly heart-in-mouth stuff.

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Lee Johnson was sentenced on 8 February at Reading Crowd Court to 18 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to charges of one count of dangerous driving, one count of driving whilst over the prescribed alcohol limit, and one count of driving without insurance.