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Man who drove into two police officers in Maidenhead convicted

The site of the incident. Picture credits: Thames Valley Police

Hayden Brown, 25, of Suffolk Road, Maidenhead has been found guilty three counts of causing serious injury, one count of driving whilst over the limit and one count of driving without insurance.

He was sentenced at Reading Crown Court yesterday (29th November, 2019), following a five-day trial.

The conviction relates to a crash on Norden Road, Maidenhead on 2nd September, 2018.

Two Thames Valley Police officers carried out a stop-check on a vehicle at around 5:30am.

PC Tom Dorman - who is now an acting Sergeant in the Force - and PC Norman Lam were hit by a silver Ford Focus, driven by Mr Brown.

The car was travelling at excessive speeds and also hit the officers' police car.

Consequently, PC Dorman suffered serious injuries and had to have his leg amputated, as well as fracturing his skull.

PC Lam sustained severe leg bruising, fractured ribs, a dislocated shoulder and contusions to his arms.

The officer is now undergoing treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

A 19-year-old woman who was a passenger in the car Mr Brown was driving was also injured.

The offender fled the scene, but was later arrested on the same day.

He was charged on 28th February, 2019 by postal requisition and will be sentenced on 9th December, 2019 at Reading Crown Court.

Inspector Andy Storey of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said:

“Brown was driving at excessive speed under the influence of alcohol.

“His reckless actions of getting behind the wheel whilst under the influence, driving at speed and ultimately losing complete control of the vehicle had a devastating impact on three people and it is extremely lucky that no-one died.

“The injuries that PC Dorman, PC Lam and the member of public received physically and psychologically will have a lasting impact.

“It is clear in this case that Brown was in no state to be driving a car.

“Over and over we see the destruction that driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs can have on innocent people’s lives.

“I would hope that this conviction will serve as a reminder that drinking and driving is not worth the risk.”

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