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Jail for drink-driver who injured pedestrian after driving on wrong side of road


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A drink-driver who sped down a road in Worksop in March after drinking several rum and cokes, hitting a pedestrian causing injuries, has been jailed.

Ryan Littlewood, 27, of Chestnut Drive, Creswell in Worksop has also been banned from the roads for over two years after pleading guilty to drink-driving and dangerous driving at Nottingham Crown Court.

The charges relate to an incident on Gateford Road in the early hours of 1 March 2020 where Littlewood drove at speed in his Land Rover on the wrong side of the road.

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The car hit a pedestrian, throwing him up in the air and over the bonnet and landing heavily on the floor, causing non-life threatening injuries to his back and hip.

Littlewood did not stop and was later detained at his house where he gave a positive reading, which was nearly two-times over the limit.

He had been drinking rum and cokes and a pint of Guinness over several hours at a nearby hotel and had driven friends home before the collision and admitted he didn’t think he had hit anyone, so carried on his journey home.

Police Constable Matthew Jones led the investigation. He said: “Littlewood is very lucky that no one was seriously hurt or killed, including himself. He has been jailed for two months and disqualified for driving for 26 months.

“He was almost twice over the legal limit and all his senses would have been impaired, which caused his driving to be as dangerous as it was.

“Just one drink or drug-driver on Nottinghamshire’s roads is one too many and our message is simple: drink and drug-drivers will not be tolerated on our county’s roads.

“Driving while under the influence of drink or drugs is always a significant danger.

“This is yet another case that demonstrates how seriously Nottinghamshire Police takes the issue and how we will take positive action to hold those responsible to account.”

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