Driver sentenced for “hit and run”

|News, Driving offences

A motorist returning from a night out has been sentenced to three years' imprisonment at Newport Crown Court after being convicted of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Marvin Hanson, 45, had been drinking during the evening of 31 August in Cardiff city centre before getting a taxi back to where his vehicle was parked.

Around 1am he was driving along Caerphilly Road where he collided with a pedestrian who was already crossing the road. Hanson did not remain at the scene, leaving the injured man in the carriageway. The driver handed himself in to the police later that morning.

Millie Davies of the CPS said: “Marvin Hanson made a terrible decision when he chose to drive his car after drinking alcohol, and another when he left the scene of an accident.

“Due to the eye-witness evidence, the CPS were able to present a strong case detailing the manner of driving.”

Sentence took place on 2 September 2019.

Notes to editors

  • Millie Davies is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in CPS Cymru-Wales
  • Marvin Hanson (DOB: 10/01/1974) was convicted following trial of causing serious injury by dangerous driving
  • The offence took place on the 1 September 2018.
     

Further reading