Drink-driver who left a “trail of carnage” in Northampton is jailed
April 6, 2018
A 23-year-old man was today jailed for dangerous driving following an incident in Northampton last year in which a number of vehicles were damaged while he was almost three times over the drink-drive limit.
At a hearing before Northampton Magistrates Court last month, Callum Rose of Artizan Road, Abington, Northampton, had pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving a vehicle without consent, causing injury to a person and damage to a number of motor vehicles, and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Today (Friday, April 6) Rose was sentenced to ten months in prison at Northampton Crown Court.
The incident happened on Thursday, August 31, when Rose drove a Ford Transit, which he had taken without the owner’s consent in Junction Road, Oliver Street, the A5123, Abington Avenue, Stimpson Avenue, Turner Street and St Michael's Mount, causing damage to a number of vehicles.
He also drove into another driver, leaving their vehicle damaged beyond repair and the driver injured. Following a breath test, Rose was found to have 101 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
Investigating Officer Richard Earl said: “Callum Rose drove through several Northampton streets that day leaving a trail of carnage behind him in the form of a number of damaged vehicles and an injured person whose car was written off.
“Driving above the drink-drive limit is never acceptable so I hope this sentence serves as a deterrent to others who may think of getting into a car when they’re over the limit and driving dangerously.”