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A man has been jailed over a non-stop collision which caused lower limb injuries to a pedestrian in Audley last year.
Robert Bowen, 34, of Waverton Road, Stoke-on-Trent, was handed a six-year prison sentence at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on Wednesday (11 May).
He was also disqualified from driving for eight years which will begin after his release.
Bowen had previously admitted failing to stop after a road traffic collision, failing to report after a road traffic collision, dangerous driving and grievous bodily harm.
The court heard how Bowen had been driving a white Ford Transit shortly before 11am on 23 April when he mounted the pavement on Church Street in Audley and collided with the victim.
The victim was knocked against a nearby church wall and fell to the ground. CCTV footage revealed Bowen failed to stop and left the scene at speed.
The victim sustained a fractured ankle, three foot fractures, a broken toe, as well as head and leg injuries.
PC Daniel Peake, of the Newcastle Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “I am pleased Bowen has been handed a custodial sentence for his offending as well as a driving ban.
“The victim was lucky to have not suffered more serious injuries or worse.
“All road users should be able to carry out their day-to-day activities without fear of the impact of reckless and dangerous driving.”
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