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Drunk driver jailed over critically injured woman crash

Car on side after crashing into house Image copyright Durham Police
Image caption The car caused damage to a house and to other vehicles

A drunk driver who left a woman with critical head injuries after crashing his car into a row of parked cars has been jailed for four years.

Lewis Heslop admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He was driving a silver Hyundai when it hit several parked vehicles before striking the woman on Easson Road, Darlington, in June.

At Teesside Crown Court the 26-year-old was also banned from driving for six years.

Image copyright Cleveland Police
Image caption Lewis Heslop admitted driving while over the alcohol limit and driving without insurance

Heslop, of no fixed abode, also admitted driving while disqualified, driving while over the alcohol limit and driving without insurance.

The sentence included three months for breaching a conditional discharge for drink driving which was issued by Darlington Magistrates' Court in February.

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