‘It is a miracle no-one was hurt’

A drunk driver caused �40,000 of damange to Susan and Brian Nuttall's home in Thornton

A drunk driver caused �40,000 of damange to Susan and Brian Nuttall's home in Thornton

A couple today told of the horrifying moment a drunk driver almost destroyed their home when he careered into their front room.

Susan Nuttall, 62, was in bed when an out of control Jaguar X-Type smashed into the side of her Fylde home.

Darren Byng, 45, of Crookall Close, Fleetwood, who was jailed for 12 months at Preston Crown Court on March 13, 2014 for aggravated vehicle taking, drink driving, driving without insurance and driving while disqualified.

He took his friend's Jaguar and smashed it into a house in Myrtle Avenue, Thornton
Darren Byng, 45, of Crookall Close, Fleetwood, who was jailed for 12 months at Preston Crown Court on March 13, 2014 for aggravated vehicle taking, drink driving, driving without insurance and driving while disqualified. He took his friend's Jaguar and smashed it into a house in Myrtle Avenue, Thornton

Driver Darren Byng had spent the night downing wine and shots before ploughing into the gable end of the Nuttall’s home in Thornton.

 

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