'Fatigued driver' has terrifying near miss in Warwick

WATCH: 'Tired driver' has scary near-miss in Warwick

FOOTAGE has been released of a driver who fell allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and very narrowly avoided hitting a car head-on in Warwick.

Police released the vision this week in a bid to warn other motorists about the dangers of driving while fatigued.

The alleged incident occurred on February 3 about 11.30am when police observed a ute allegedly cross onto the wrong side of the road, only just missing a car travelling in the opposite direction.

The 31-year-old driver allegedly made admissions to police of having fallen asleep at the wheel.

The man had his drivers licence suspended for 24 hours and was charged with driving without due care and attention.

He also allegedly returned a positive roadside drug test which was sent off for further analysis and he was later charged with drug driving.

Superintendent David Johnson from Road Policing Command has reminded drivers fatigue is one of the top five factors contributing to road crashes.

"Lapses in concentration behind the wheel can have serious consequences, and the drivers of both vehicles in this instance were very lucky to come out unscathed from what could have been a tragic event," Superintendent Johnson said.



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