Essex

Drink driver banned over Clacton crash that injured boy, 4

A man has been sentenced to a 12-month community order after a crash in Essex that left a four-year-old boy fighting for life in hospital.

Noby Abraham, 30, of Aylesbury Drive, Holland-on-Sea, collided with a BMW X5 while driving a Ford Fiesta in Clacton on 25 November.

He was also banned from driving for 28 months at Colchester Magistrates' Court after admitting a drink driving charge.

The boy, a passenger in the Fiesta, has now recovered, police said.

A police spokeswoman said: "A four-year-old boy in the Fiesta suffered life-threatening injuries.

"He was treated at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital and Colchester General Hospital but has now recovered and is back at home."

A 28-year-old woman, who was driving the BMW, was treated in hospital for minor injuries.

The hearing, on Tuesday, was told a police breath test found Abraham had 111 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

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