Police have released the shocking footage of a drunken man downing shorts before getting behind the wheel of his Audi A5 and crashing into a motorcyclist.

Arron Dunlop smashed into the rear of Paul Greenfield’s motorcycle as he made his way home from work along the A1027 in Norton on Tuesday, June 8 this year.

The 30-year-old made no attempt to help the stricken father-of-three before fleeing to scene and booking a flight to Alicante in Spain.

The Northern Echo: Paul GreenfieldPaul Greenfield (Image: Contributor)

Dunlop downed at least six double Southern Comforts and Jagerbombs before getting behind the wheel of his car and speeding away from the pub where he had spent the evening drinking.

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The father-of-three was jailed for 12 years after admitting causing death by dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen to police after he was arrested at Newcastle Airport.

Speaking after the sentence was passed at Teesside Crown Court, Temporary Detective Superintendent Chris Motson, of Cleveland Police, said: “I am pleased with the sentence handed to Arron Dunlop.

“Paul was travelling home to his family after his shift at work and unfortunately, he never arrived. Whilst nothing will ever bring back Paul, I hope that today’s outcome will bring his family some form of comfort.

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“Arron Dunlop had previously been convicted of traffic offences and on the night that he fatally injured Paul Greenfield, he had consumed alcohol whilst drinking in the pub for hours beforehand. He then got into his car and was travelling at excessive speed when Paul was tragically killed.

“Afterwards Dunlop made no attempt to help Paul and instead immediately abandoned the car and made off. He travelled to the airport where he attempted to leave the country to evade justice. The instant actions carried out by officers meant that he was tracked down and arrested before he could get on a flight.

The Northern Echo: Arron DunlopArron Dunlop (Image: Cleveland Police)

“Dunlop will now spend time behind bars to consider his actions that night, which stole a loving father and husband from his family. This case is sadly one which highlights the dangers of driving whilst under the influence and driving dangerously at excess speed.”

Dunlop was also banned from driving for a total of 16 years and told he must pass an extended driving test before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle again.