Drunk driver jailed for mounting pavement and ploughing into mum and pushchair

A man who drove his car into a group of pedestrians while over the drink drive limit has been jailed for 22 months.

Bipranjit Singh, 32, appeared at Leicester Crown Court today (Tuesday), having previously pleaded guilty to the offence, which happened on Belgrave Road on October 14.

Singh, of Cossington Street, Leicester, was arrested by police at the scene at the time of the offence and provided a positive breath test.

He had driven out of a side street and turned onto Belgrave Road, where he mounted the pavement, hitting a woman who was pushing a pushchair.

The woman suffered a broken kneecap, while the child in the pushchair was unharmed.

Singh pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving and drink driving when he appeared at Leicester Crown Court in April.

He was sentenced to 22 months for causing serious injury by dangerous driving and received a two-month concurrent sentence for drink driving. He was also disqualified from driving for two years.

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Detective Constable Aaron Horn, the officer in the case, said: “One of the victims in this case is still suffering as a result of the injuries that she received.”

“The custodial sentence given to Singh should serve as a stark reminder to anyone who thinks that it’s acceptable to get behind the wheel after having too much to drink.”