A motorist in Slough was stopped seconds after mounting the pavement in order to avoid sititing in traffic.

Footage released by Thames Valley Police shows the moment when the reckless driver left the road before being stopped by a police car.

The Vauxhall Astra undertook several cars including the unmarked police car at the junction of William Street and Stoke Road at 8:13pm on Monday.

Seconds later, the blue lights on the unmarked vehicle were switched on and the offending vehicle was stopped abruptly. The driver was then subsequently for careless driving.