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Footage captures vans on M5 near Halesowen passing drink

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Media captionThe incident happened on the M5 southbound carriageway near Halesowen on 24 September

Footage has emerged showing the moment two vans risked a motorway crash when a drink was passed between the vehicles

The video shows one of the vans approaching the other vehicle from the right-hand side at high speed.

It then straddles the outside lane and the middle lane so the drink can be exchanged.

The drama on the M5 southbound carriageway near Halesowen was captured by another driver using a dashboard camera.

Central Motorway Police Group said it was examining the footage to see if offences had been committed and would be contacting the owners of the vans.

The footage was captured on 24 September in the West Midlands.

Ch Insp Jared White said: "Passing items between vehicles while they are moving at speed increases the risk of a collision and is therefore not only dangerous to those inside the vehicles concerned but also to other road users."

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