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Suffolk Police release dashcam footage of moment drug-driver ploughs into police detective's vehicle near Bury St Edmunds




Police have released dashcam footage of the moment a drug-driver crashed into the vehicle of an off-duty detective near Bury St Edmunds.

Ela Aves was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and was banned from driving after causing the crash on the A143 at Stanton on October 18 last year.

Aves, 24, of Church Road, Wilby, was sentenced at Suffolk Magistrates' Court, in Ipswich, on Friday.

A still from the dashcam footage released by police of the crash
A still from the dashcam footage released by police of the crash

She previously admitted drug driving after she was found with 139 micrograms of benzoylecgonine per litre of blood.

Aves also pleaded guilty to driving a Toyota Hilux without due care and attention after the vehicle hit an off-duty police detective's stationary car which was waiting to turn right.

The car was pushed into the path of an oncoming vehicle causing 'considerable damage, injury and delays due to road closures', the court heard.

Suffolk Police have released dashcam footage of the crash.

Aves was banned from driving for 27 months and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months.

She was told to pay £105 in costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

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