Drink and drug driver may not have been aware he hit a pedestrian
A motorist who knocked down a pedestrian on a pavement while high on drink and drugs has been jailed for eight months.
But a judge sitting at Bolton Crown Court has ruled that Steven Hindley, 42, may not have even been aware of the collision in Lowton.
Judge Graeme Smith observed that the driver had been travelling along the pavement for some considerable way before the incident though.
The judge also banned him from driving for 28 months and ordered him to take an extended driving test before he is allowed back onto the roads again.
Hindley, of Scott Road, Lowton, had pleaded guilty to... read more
- 06:51 Comment: Double whammy hits JLR
- 06:48 Children's yoghurts contain 'shocking' amounts of sugar, study finds
- 06:47 "We need to get out of this rut": Alex Neil knows Preston North...
- 06:46 'You are a superstar in the making' - Courtney Hadwin wows judges...
- 06:46 Four men remanded in custody over horror death crash in Barnsley
- 06:45 Chelsea news: Maurizio Sarri CANNOT compare Eden Hazard to...
- 06:44 Day, Scott and Leishman to miss Australian Open
- 06:44 Umpire suspended for helping Nick Kyrgios at US Open
- 06:42 Kate Williams: How Mary, Queen of Scots was betrayed
- 06:41 Council hears updates on Greyfriars, St Edmunds and former Chron...
- 06:40 Australian PM threatens strawberry saboteurs with 15 years in jail
- 06:40 Myanmar Rohingya crisis: ICC begins investigation into atrocities
- 06:39 Leader comment: Scotland’s needs must be addressed
- 06:39 Chris Marshall: Scotland can’t afford to rest on its laurels over...
- 06:39 Scotland should be ‘proud’ of its prisons
- 06:39 Humza Yousaf begins search for alternative to Railway policing plan
- 06:39 Grieving son who lost mother to mesh set to meet health secretary
- 06:33 Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho 'set to sacrifice Paul Pogba' in...
- 06:30 Wednesday’s best TV: Grand Designs; Bad Move
- 06:29 John Swinney told to ‘listen’ and scrap P1 tests
- 06:29 999 crisis as response times drop by two minutes
- 06:27 Deputy discusses improved 'rail connectivity' with East West Rail...
- 06:27 School applications: The most sought-after primaries in Wellingborough
- 06:27 Wellingborough salon welcomes woman with the world’s longest...
- 06:27 Elderly ‘scared to leave their rooms’ at Wellingborough housing block
- 06:27 Rushden charity appealing for volunteers as the need for its...
- 06:27 Park fun day was just the trick for Hartlepool families
- 06:27 Hartlepool Round Table looking for new members to join group
- 06:27 'You are a superstar in the making' - Courtney Hadwin wows judges...
- 06:25 Disney World Florida to scrap beloved fireworks display