Police have released eye-opening footage of a drug-driver opening his car door to give them the finger while driving on the A64.
Officers said it was an example of ‘shocking dangerous driving’ which landed the perpetrator in court.
North Yorkshire Police were travelling in an unmarked car on the A64 when the Audi dangerously cut into their lane.
Officers sounded their horn. And then, while travelling at 60mph, the driver opened his car door ‘to make hand gestures at us’.
Police added: “It’s likely he got a bit of an unfortunate surprise when we put the blue lights on and safely brought him to a stop at the next services.
“He tested positive for cannabis and was arrested and charged.
“Last month he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving under the influence of drugs. He was fined and disqualified from driving for 12 months.”
They urged anyone who captures a driver committing offences on North Yorkshire roads on their dashcam to send it to them for their Op Snap campaign.
Every piece of footage sent to Op Snap is reviewed by specially-trained staff.
If an offence is identified, the driver can be prosecuted or told to take a driver improvement course.
Read more about Operation Snap here.