'Selfish' drug driver took sleeping pills - The Evesham Observer

'Selfish' drug driver took sleeping pills

Evesham Editorial 22nd Jan, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

AN EVESHAM man who crashed into two parked cars and a lamp-post after taking sleeping pills has walked away from court with a suspended sentence and a fine.

Sean Reynolds, of Wood End, Evesham, appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on Friday (January 15) where he pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and driving a vehicle whilst on drugs.

On Monday, July 27 2015, in Worcester, Reynolds was found to have £50 to £60 worth of cocaine, the court heard.

Jackie Rogers, prosecuting, said the next day (Tuesday, July 28 2015) at 10.20am, Reynolds was seen by a number of witnesses driving a white Range Rover “in an erratic manner”.

After overtaking a give-way junction on Seward Road in Badsey, the 44-year-old collided with two parked vehicles, turned and hit a lamp post before driving down the road and abandoning his car.

During a police interview, Reynolds admitted to having “problems” with his partner, which caused him to take six sleeping tablets and get in his car to find her.

Chair of the bench, Keith Stokes-Smith, said: “You have been in court three times in the past year and you have put other people’s lives at risk which was very selfish. It wasn’t just that you collided with the vehicles but you also drove away. This offence of driving while under the influence of drugs deserves a high level of punishment”.

Reynolds was given 12 weeks imprisonment, suspended for two years and was banned from driving for three years.

For possession of cocaine, Reynolds was ordered to pay a £600 fine, court costs of £105 and a victim surcharge of £80.

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