Police officer hit by drink and drug-fuelled driver calling for change in sentencing law

A police officer who was mown down by a drink and drug-fuelled driver is calling for a review of sentencing guidelines.

Pc Tom Dorman was on a routine patrol when he was hit by Hayden Brown in the near-death crash in Maidenhead, Berkshire. The impact of the crash meant his left leg had to be amputated above the knee.

Brown was given the maximum sentence of five years in prison but Tom says it is no where near long enough.

Tom wants to see a change in the law to allow judges to impose higher sentences.

The Ministry of Justice says it plans to introduce life sentences for people who cause death by dangerous driving, but Tom is campaigning for wider reform.