A “road rage” drunk driver pushed over a woman who approached him after his BMW had crashed into two other cars and a road sign, a court heard.

The BMW had been on the wrong side of the road near Penmaenmawr beach.

Luke Walker, aged 38, of Pant yr Afon, Penmaenmawr, a highly-paid cable engineer working offshore, was jailed for eight months.

He admitted dangerous and drink driving, common assault and obstructing a PC.

Judge Rhys Rowlands at Caernarfon crown court told him: "This was grossly irresponsible and dangerous driving. It culminated in a road-rage-type assault on a woman.”

The judge said he was “keenly aware” he worked and earned £60-£70,000-a-year but declared: "That can’t protect you from the consequences of your behaviour.”

A 40 months driving ban, with an extended test, was imposed.

The crashes happened on a Sunday afternoon in July at the bridge over the A55.

Prosecuting barrister Elen Owen said the BMW nearly lost control on a bend, went on the wrong side of the road and hit the rear of a couple’s car, causing it to spin.

Walker’s car mounted the pavement and, still on the wrong side of the road, with a wheel missing, collided with a car containing a family.

The prosecutor said aggressive Walker was described as “roaring” at a woman who remarked that he had been drinking.

He pushed her to the ground before onlookers intervened.

Police had to use Captor incapacitant spray and leg restraints on Walker whose breath-alcohol count was 60. The legal limit is 35.

Sion ap Mihangel, defending, said: "He knows by his actions he’s put his liberty very much at risk. It’s a matter of good fortune there wasn’t more serious injury.” The defendant was remorseful.

Walker had also taken medication and wasn’t fit to drive.

Judge Rowlands said he had lost his temper and it was “drunken, cowardly behaviour” when he assaulted the woman. She was cut and bruised and had ongoing back pain.

“Only custody can be justified,” the judge added.