Harrowing Snapchat footage of drink-driver necking a beer at the wheel minutes before killing pal

A DRINK driver necks a beer at the wheel minutes before killing his friend in this harrowing Snapchat footage. 

Meirion Roberts, 26, drove up to 100mph with Lewis Morgan, 20, before crashing into a telegraph pole and wall when it flipped and landed on its roof.

He had drunk at least five pints of cider at a country pub and had more shop-bought lager when they left.

And he sipped from a bottle of Coors as he drove before losing control of the car in Blaenau, Gwynedd, in December 2020.

Roberts was speeding in the village and on the A48 dual carriageway between Carmarthen and Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire.

He was found guilty of death by dangerous driving at Swansea crown court.

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He had admitted being over the limit and speeding.

But he tried to argue the crash was a momentary lapse in concentration due to being distracted and not his boozing and speeding.

Mr Morgan's family said at the time he was a thoughtful, considerate and helpful young man who wore his hears on his sleeve.

They added: "He truly lived life to the full and loved spending quality time with his family, friends and dogs.

“Lewis was always the life and soul of every party. We will forever cherish his infectious laughter, witty dance moves and his cheeky smile.

"Lewis lived for adventure. He relished spending time outdoors, camping and off-road biking. As a youngster, Lewis was a keen rugby player."

He was also called a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew cousin and friend.

The Snapchat footage was released by the CPS with the permission of his family.

Roberts will be sentenced at a later date.

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