I assume the vast majority of these people were simply stopped for dui instead of crashing though mate?
Also I will still be disqualified from driving so will this flag me up in any way? As I’m just paranoid I’ll answer no on the ESTA, get to CBP and it comes up on their system I’ve been convicted, with details that i was involved in a collision. Therefore denying me entry.
I would go through the visa route but it won’t be processed in time I shouldn’t think.
The visa route would take some time, and you would certainly have to disclose the conviction. The question on the Visa application asks if you have ever been arrested or convicted for ANY offence. As your conviction is in the past 5 years you could be refused entry (with a ban on re applying for 3 years) or certainly be required to go back to London for a medical (the visa interviews are in London as well) at your expense…. Which I believe costs over £300!
I have seen people in your circumstances with a high reading being denied entry on a visa, even with only one conviction.
I know it sounds daft that the questions for the ESTA - visa waiver - route are less onerous than asking for a visa but that is the way that it is set up and you have to play their game if you want to go to the USA.
The fact that you are currently disqualified makes it more likely that the UK authorities would disclose your conviction to the US Immigration if a check was run, but they seldom do check people unless there are other causes for concern that show up.