Man jailed for 27 months for causing serious injury by dangerous driving
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A man who left a motorcyclist with life-changing injuries after using his phone to send a text minutes before the crash has been jailed.
Investigations into the collision also revealed that Alexander Hiley, 39, of Main street, Gayton le Marsh, had high levels of cocaine in his system.
Hiley appeared at Lincoln Crown Court yesterday (16 November) where he was sentenced to 27 months in prison.
He pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving at a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court on 20 September.
On Sunday 23 July 2022, we received a 999-call reporting a collision on Station Road, Alford. Officers attended and discovered a motorcyclist, a man in his 60s, with serious injuries.
He was immediately taken to hospital for treatment, but sadly, sustained life-changing injuries.
A mobile phone examination showed that Hiley had sent texts just minutes before the collision and a bald tyre was found after his truck was examined.
Hiley has also been given a 49-month driving ban and must take an extended retest.
Investigating officer PC Christopher Hearn said: “I am glad the court has given a sentence that affects the seriousness of the offence.
“Despite the result, the victim’s life will never be the same again. This collision has taken a massive physical and emotional toll on the victim, but I am glad he is able to now put this behind him and start rebuilding his life.
“Don’t take the risk. Remove all distractions before you get into your car and don’t drink and drug drive.”
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