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'Drink driver' crashes through shop window into six-year-old boy

Dramatic footage of the moment a 79-year-old woman's car ploughs through a shop window, hitting a six-year-old boy, has been released by police.

The incident happened on 29 May at Landside Wine Stores on Chestnut Drive South in Leigh, Greater Manchester.

The boy, who escaped with only cuts and bruises, was picking some sweets just before the car smashed through the window.

At Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court, Marion Smith admitted failing to provide a sample of breath and driving without due care and attention.

Ms Smith, of Beech Walk, Leigh, was disqualified from driving for three years, told to do 50 hours of unpaid work, and ordered to pay costs of £170.

Sgt John Brennan of Greater Manchester Police said: "This family popped to the shop to buy some sweets yet found themselves caught up in somebody else's selfish decision to drive while drunk."

  • 16 Jun 2016