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Drunk jailed for driving wrong way on the A14 put lives at risk

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A man who drove drunk along the A14 in Cambridgeshire has been jailed for ten months.

47-year old Narendran Paramanathan was driving near Boxworth at 12.30am on Christmas Eve last year when he came to a stop after hitting a lorry.

Police had multiple calls from people reporting the 47-year old driving his Lexus which collided with a lorry at low speed. The lorry driver then manoeuvred his vehicle so that Paramanathan's car was pinned against a crash barrier.

“Paramanathan endangered the lives of other road users and, although no one was hurt, it could have easily been a different story. Driving under the influence is unacceptable and we will continue to do everything we can to make the roads safer. We would ask people to help us by reporting anyone they believe drink drives so we can ensure they are dealt with.”

– PC Sara Rose, Cambridgeshire police

Paramanathan, of Worcester Avenue, Hardwick, near Cambridge, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and drink driving.

He was sentenced to 10 months in prison, disqualified from driving for three years and five months and ordered to pay £425 costs.