motorist jailed after 114mph journey ended in crash
Burnham-On-Sea driver who bought a car while banned and then took
several friends on a high-speed journey of over 110mph before crashing
has been jailed for 32 months.
Barrett, 25, of Mendip Way in Burnham was jailed at Taunton Crown
Court last week after pleading guilty to causing serious injury
by dangerous driving.
the court hearing, the judge heard that his vehicle had reached
a speed of 114mph at one point during the June 9th journey near
Yeovil, before he lost control of his vehicle, overturned and came
to a stop.
inside the car received multiple injuries and was rushed to hospital
with a bleed on the brain.
Barrett received four-month (concurrent) sentences for driving while
disqualified and drink driving and a five years and four months
driving ban. He was also ordered to pay a statutory surcharge of
Ahuja, defending, said his client was remorseful and had realised
the serious danger he'd put his friends in.