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Drug driver jailed for crashing into ambulance in Christchurch

Adam Vaughan - picture credited to Dorset Police

A drug driver, who smiled and waved as he crashed into an ambulance on an emergency call in Christchurch, has been jailed.

Adam Vaughan, from Nursery Close in Hordle in Lymington, is starting 14 months behind bars.

He's also been banned from driving for four years, after appearing in Bournemouth Crown Court yesterday (Thursday 18th July).

The 32 year old had been trying to get away from police officers in February when the collision, in which two paramedics were hurt, took place.

No patients were on board the ambulance at the time.

Inspector Joe Pardey from Dorset Police said:

“Adam Vaughan has continued to flout the law and drive uninsured and without a licence. He put so many road users at risk that day by drug driving and travelling at excess speeds. His poor driving resulted in a collision and it is nothing but sheer luck that no one was more seriously injured.

“I hope the sentence handed out by the court will reiterate our commitment to taking dangerous and uninsured motorists off the road.”

A video of what happened has been published by Dorset Police.

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