Aylesbury man escapes jail after causing life-changing crash while driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol

Punishment for 23-year-old drink-driver confirmed

Monday, 17th May 2021, 12:36 pm

Regan Purton, aged 23, of Nene Close, Aylesbury, was sentenced on Monday 10 May to four months’ imprisonment suspended for two years.

He was also ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work, was disqualified from driving for two years and six months, and must attend 25 days of rehabilitation.

Purton pleaded guilty at the same hearing to driving a vehicle with excess alcohol and driving a vehicle while over the specified drug limit.

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A 23-year-old from Aylesbury was sentenced after causing a crash, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol

The sentencing regarded an incident on September 20 2020, when Purton was involved in a serious collision in Lower Road, Stoke Mandeville. The passenger in the car he was driving and the driver of another vehicle sustained life-changing injuries.

Investigating officer PC Sandra Terry, or the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: “Driving whilst unfit through drink and drugs is unacceptable and can have serious consequences.

“Thames Valley Police does not tolerate drink or drug driving and will work hard to bring offenders to justice.”