Dangerous driver ‘incredibly lucky to escape with his life’

Scales of justice
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A 29-year-old man formerly from Oxley Park, was sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment after being convicted of driving offences.

Dwayne Peters was convicted on Friday at Amersham Crown Court of dangerous driving, driving whilst over the prescribed alcohol limit, driving without a licence, no insurance and driving without an MOT.

He was sentenced on Tuesday to 16 months’ imprisonment, disqualified from driving for a total of two years and six months and will need to take an extended test to gain a driving licence in the future.

The case relates to an incident on October 3, 2013 when Peters was driving a black Volkswagen Golf that was in collision with two HGVs on the A421 Wavendon when he was seriously injured and the road was closed for several hours.

Sgt Dan Collett, from the joint operations unit for roads policing in Milton Keynes, said: “Mr Peters is a driver who had no regard for other road users around him. By not taking a test, driving a vehicle with no insurance and without an MOT he showed no regard for the basic requirements of a competent driver which the majority of motorists are.

“Mr Peters drove at high speed along the A421 and attempted to overtake a heavy goods vehicle on a blind bend whilst driving over the limit.

“It was a very dangerous manoeuvre and he collided with an oncoming heavy goods vehicle before rebounding into another lorry. Mr Peters was incredibly lucky to escape with his life and made a full recovery from his injuries.

“The sentence handed down by Judge Sheridan demonstrates the seriousness of dangerous driving and drink driving. We will continue to pursue those who drive in this manner and put the public at such an unacceptable risk.”