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woman sentenced to jail following a case of drink-driving at a highly excessive speed

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A woman from Stourbridge has been sentenced to jail following a case of drink-driving at a highly excessive speed, which resulted in a collision with a pedestrian. The victim suffered critical injuries as a result of the incident.

Laura Preston was driving her Citroen C3 along Walsall Street in Willenhall on the afternoon of March 25th last year, exceeding the speed limit of 30mph by over 50mph. Unfortunately, she struck a 55-year-old pedestrian but failed to stop at the scene, leaving him severely injured.

Shortly after, the car was discovered parked nearby, leading to the arrest of the 36-year-old driver, who was found to be over the legal limit for alcohol consumption while driving. Preston admitted her guilt for causing serious injury through dangerous driving during a previous court hearing.

On June 8th, she was sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court to 28 months in prison and received a driving disqualification of seven years and four months. Additionally, Preston will need to pass an extended retest before regaining her driving privileges.

The victim continues to undergo treatment for his serious injuries as part of his ongoing recovery process.

Sergeant Julie Lyman, representing the serious collision investigation unit, commented on the case, stating, “Preston is now facing the consequences of a series of extremely poor choices. Driving at high speeds while under the influence of alcohol significantly impairs one’s ability to drive, and leaving the scene of the accident demonstrates a lack of consideration. I extend my well wishes to the victim as he recovers and hope this serves as a lesson to others who may consider driving after consuming alcohol.”

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