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Drunk driver hit woman with her own car

Crime news

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A woman who was knocked down by her own car suffered a badly broken leg, a court has today.

Christopher Lancaster, 25, of Fleetwood, was today jailed for 13 months after he drove a friend’s car while almost three times over the legal drink driving limit.

Lancaster, of Holmstead Drive, got behind the wheel of Rachel Peake’s car after the pair had been drinking with friends in a Cleveleys pub but hit her while reversing, causing serious injury.

Preston Crown Court heard he decided to drive the car because he thought his friend would be too drunk to drive.

Ms Peake had been in The Dickens pub, on Princess Road, with Lancaster on September 26 when the incident took place.

The court heard she fractured her leg in four places and needed surgery to insert plates and rods.

Lancaster was today sentenced to jail and handed a three-year driving ban, having previously admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving with excess alcohol, not having insurance and driving not in accordance with a licence.

His lawyer said he had made a stupid decision to drive the car, which was something he bitterly regretted. He added Lancaster had not fled the scene, as many others would have tried to do and wished he could turn back the clock.

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