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A former magistrate from Warwickshire, who smashed his car into the front of a coffee shop leaving several people seriously injured, has been found guilty of dangerous driving.
Alan Marks, from Shottery in Stratford-upon-Avon, claimed the crash was caused by a mechanical fault.
But Birmingham Crown Court heard during the trial that the 65-year-old mistakenly pressed the car's accelerator rather than the brake, and failed to control the Volkswagon Touran as it careered into a pedestrianised street.
The crash at the Costa Coffee in Henley Street left a shopper with a traumatic brain injury and another victim with multiple fractures.
Marks was given a two-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay £1,200 in costs, after the jury took two hours to consider its verdict.