Car crash man jailed

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A BELPER man has been sentenced to 14 months in prison after being found guilty of dangerous driving.

David Boyes collided with a car being driven by Sarah Farquhar, aged 24, on the A35 at Gammons Hill, Kilmington, near Axminster, East Devon, in July 2009.

The crash left Ms Farquhar, a bank clerk from the Axminster area, with life-threatening injuries.

However, she recovered and was present during the trial.

Boyes, 22, of Laund Nook, Belper, denied dangerous driving but was convicted at Exeter Crown Court in February.

He was then jailed by Judge Phillip Wassall during a hearing at the same court on Tuesday.