Wales

Rhosneigr drug and drink crash driver jailed

Tony Irfon Williams Image copyright N Wales Police
Image caption Tony Irfon Williams's car also had low brake fluid

A hit-and-run motorist paid £100 for a car which had failed its MOT, had been drinking and took cocaine before a collision with a friend walking home, a court has heard.

Tony Irfon Williams, 22, of Rhosneigr, Anglesey, was jailed for 28 months at Caernarfon Crown Court

He admitted causing serious injury to Derwyn Jones on the A4080 at Llanfaelog by dangerous driving in a Ford Fiesta.

A judge told him "You could easily have killed Mr Jones."

Williams was also banned from driving for two years.

He also admitted failing to stop and being uninsured last April.

He had driven from a pub then turned back to give a friend a lift home but instead struck him on a poorly-lit winding road.

Mr Jones was thrown into the air "like a ragdoll" and woke up in hospital, the court heard.

Judge Rhys Rowlands told Williams he deliberately took risks and caused "serious, multiple injuries" which required specialist treatment.

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