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Four people jailed after Ripley hit-and-run which left man with life-changing injuries

Posted on 11th May 2018

Three men and a woman have today been sentenced after a 27-year-old man was struck by a car whilst walking along the pavement, in Derby Road on Saturday, October 21 2017.

Jake Greenhalgh (23) of Downmeadow, Heage was sentenced to four years in total for causing serious injury by dangerous driving ( sentence -- three years three months) and perverting the course of justice ( sentence -- nine months to be served consecutively). He was also disqualified from driving for six years.

Luke James (28) of Butterley Row, Ripley was sentenced to 12 months for affray.

David Booth (22) of Nelson Street, Swadlincote was sentenced to eight months for affray and disqualified from driving for 16 months.

Charlotte Greenhalgh (19) of Downmeadow, Heage was sentenced to six months for perverting the course of justice.

DS Pete Hundall said:

“This incident resulted in the victim ending up in intensive care and seven months on he is left with life-changing injuries.

“It has had a devastating impact, not only his life, but also the lives of his family and friends.

“The effects of the incident have been physical, emotional and financial and I’m pleased that those responsible are now behind bars, so that the victim and his family have a semblance of justice.”


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