Man jailed for dangerous driving


Andrew Devine was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court to two years in jail for causing serious injury by dangerous driving and for failing to supply a blood sample.

Mike Stephenson, District Crown Prosecutor with Mersey-Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service, said:

"In the early hours of 20 January 2016, Andrew Devine drove his silver Vauxhall Astra at extremely high speeds in built up areas, through red lights and on the wrong side of the road.

"Not surprisingly he eventually lost control of the car on Broadgreen Road, where the vehicle careered off the carriageway and collided with pedestrian crash barriers, bollards and flower beds before eventually coming to a stop as it crashed into a shop front.

"Devine and his front seat passenger managed to get out of the car but were found by a police officer a short distance away and taken to hospital.

"He had suffered a broken nose in the crash and his female passenger suffered a broken wrist, fractured collarbone and broken pelvis.

"Devine didn't co-operate with staff at the hospital and eventually refused to give a blood sample, despite being told about the implications of that.

"Devine had clearly being driving dangerously and the crash which brought his reckless journey to a halt caused a lot of damage to nearby shops.

"He pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving and refusing to provide a blood sample. He told police officers that he had driven the way he did to impress his female passenger. One can only assume that it had absolutely the opposite effect."

Click on the link below to read more on the story in the Liverpool Echo and to see the CCTV from the scene.