A RECKLESS driver who put other road users in danger by travelling the wrong way on the M4 has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Police were forced to deploy courageous tactics in order to stop Guhue Prince's vehicle in the early hours of March 2.

The 59-year-old was disqualified from driving for four years and sentenced to an eight months in prison, suspended for 18 months.

Prince, of Harlech Tower Park Road, East London, was nearly two times above the legal limit when he was tested at the roadside.

At around 4.20am, officers responded to multiple reports of a car driving on the M4 towards London on the Westbound carriageway which heads to Wales.

Roads policing officers from Taplow arrested Prince who was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

During his arrest he used homophobic language and was aggressive to the officers.

Investigating officer PC Benjamin Taylor of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit based Taplow, said: “Princes’ driving was extremely dangerous and put the life of other road users at risk and it is extremely fortunate that no one was seriously injured.

“This is a clear reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving and the effects it can have no decision making and on an individual’s ability to drive.

“Drinking driving is not acceptable and one of the fatal four and causes many serious accidents, we would remind the public that it’s not worth the risk.”

Prince, who was charged the following day, was tested for alcohol and blew 57ug in the breathalyser, with the legal limit being 35ug.

He admitted to dangerous driving, using words which could cause distress or harm, driving with alcohol level above limit, and using a vehicle without insurance.

He was sentenced at a hearing at Reading Crown Court on April 30.

At his sentencing he was also required to undertake 240 hours of unpaid work, undergo a rehabilitation order and pay a victim surcharge of £140.

He will have to take an extended driving test at the end of his driving ban.