A driver who seriously injured two police officers and a passenger in Maidenhead while almost twice the drink drive limit has been jailed for five years.
25-year-old Hayden Brown was today convicted of three counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, one count of driving a motor vehicle whilst over the prescribed limit of alcohol, and one count of driving without insurance.
The incident happened on 2nd September 2018 on Norden Road in Maidenhead. Thames Valley Police officers PC Tom Dorman and PC Norman Lam carried out a routine stop check on a vehicle.
Both officers were out of the vehicle when a silver Ford Focus, driven by Brown, was travelling at excessive speed and out of control along Norden Road. The car hit both officers, causing them to be pushed against the car which was stop checked. This car was then struck along with the police car.
PC Dorman received serious injuries which led to him having his leg amputated. He also suffered a depressed skull fracture through his sinus. He continues to receive medical treatment.
PC Lam sustained several puncture wounds and severe bruising to his legs, fractured ribs, a dislocated shoulder as well as contusions to his arms. PC Lam is undergoing treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
A 19-year-old woman who was a passenger in the car that Brown was driving also suffered serious injuries. She sustained 24 broken bones and internal injuries which required several operations.
Brown fled the scene of the collision, but was later arrested on the same day. A breathalyser test was carried out and he was found to be nearly twice the drink drive limit for alcohol.
PC Tom Dorman tweeted his reaction to the sentence.
PC Dorman takes his first steps following his leg amputation.