Man jailed for using car as a weapon - St Albans


A man who used his car "as a weapon" to deliberately drive into another man during a row outside a St Albans club has today, Monday, 15 September 2014, been jailed for six years.

Curtis Jones smashed into the other man's leg, causing appalling injuries.

Today, 30-year-old Jones, of Nuns Lane in St Albans, appeared for sentence at St Albans Crown Court having been convicted by a jury earlier this summer of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent.

It had been on 13 January last year that Jones drove to The London Road Club in Hill End to meet a man with a view to supplying him with drugs. At the time, the two were in dispute over money Jones thought he was owed by the man over previous drugs he had supplied to him.

Outside the club the pair got into a heated argument and it was when Jones went to drive away he drove into the man, who was standing in front of the vehicle. His leg was broken and, in the weeks and months that followed, he underwent a number of operations. Bones had to be reset and metal strips were put into his leg.

Judge Stephen Gullick hearing the case was told the victim is still waiting to have a further operation and will be on crutches for between six to eight weeks.

Passing sentence, the judge told him: "You must understand if you use a vehicle as a weapon to drive over someone's leg, a prison sentence inevitably follows." He jailed him for six years and disqualified him from driving for four years.

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