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Mother Jailed After Drunkenly Launching Nissan Over Roundabout With Toddler Onboard

A 32-year-old mother has been jailed for 26 weeks after drunkenly smashing her Qashqai into a roundabout near Peterborough, launching it into the air and flipping in the process. Her 20-month-old son was onboard at the time...

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While this footage may look like something from GTA V, it is indeed real. It shows 32-year-old Tania Chikwature blasting past a lorry in her Nissan Qashqai near Peterborough last December, before ploughing straight into roundabout. She hit it with such force that her car was launched 14 foot in the air.

She was three times over the drink drive limit at the time, and had her 20-month-old son in the back. Oh, and a bottle of vodka was milling around the cabin too.

Naturally, the authorities took a dim view, and yesterday Chikwature was jailed for 26 weeks after admitting she was drunk behind the wheel. The silver lining is that her young son was unhurt, while Chikwature herself suffered only minor injuries.