Driver jailed after dangerous driving caused collision on M4 in Wiltshire.


A 36-year-old man has been jailed after he was filmed undertaking at speeds in excess of 100mph before he collided with another vehicle on the M4 in Wiltshire.

The appalling driving by Peter Goodfellow from Swindon in July 2017 was captured on dash cam and provided to Police by a witness.

Goodfellow weaved his Mercedes C250 in and out of lanes on the westbound carriageway of the M4 near to Leigh Delamere services. He hit a Mini and sent it spinning across the busy motorway in the path of lorries and car injuring the driver.

Officers investigating found that there were two bald tyres on the Mercedes.


Good fellow appeared at Swindon Crown Court on Friday and was sentenced to 11 months in prison, he was also disqualified from driving for 29 months and will have to retake his driving test.

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £140.

PC Will Ayres, of Wiltshire Police 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.”