The UK's fastest-growing regional news network
7°C | 0°C
5°C | -3°C
3°C | -2°C
See the full forecast for your area.
Sponsored by Britelite.
Home Romney Marsh News Article
A drink-driver who went the wrong way around a mini-roundabout and seriously injured an elderly motorist has been jailed.
Jake Vincer, 24, of Seaway Crescent, St Mary's Bay, was sentenced to three years at Canterbury Crown Court.
The driver of the other car, a woman in her early 70s, was seriously hurt in the accident, suffering a heart attack and breaking three ribs.
She is still receiving dental treatment for her injuries and must take tablets for the rest of her life, the court heard.
Vincer admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving when over the alcohol limit.
James Keeley, prosecuting, said on December 14 at 11.30pm Vincer was driving his car in Mill Road, Dymchurch when he clipped the kerb.
He was speeding and the car continued on the wrong side of the road, went the wrong way round a mini roundabout and swerved into the other car, nearly colliding head on.
Vincer’s car carried on and stopped against a shop front. He was taken to hospital with a head injury.
A sample showed he had 153 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80 milligrammes.
Niall Doherty, for father-of-two Vincer, said his client had a clean licence and had never before been in trouble with the police.
"He is devastated about this," Mr Doherty said.
Click here for more news from Romney Marsh.
Click here for more news from around the county.