Dangerous driver who left motorcyclist with ‘life-changing injuries’ given suspended prison sentence

PUBLISHED: 11:41 12 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:41 12 September 2018

A man who left a motorcyclist with life-changing injuries during a crash last year has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

A man who left a motorcyclist with life-changing injuries during a crash last year has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Archant

A driver who left a motorcyclist with life-changing injuries after attempting to overtake three vehicles has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Denas Sudeikas collided head-on with a motorcyclist on the A16 between Peterborough and Crowland in October last year.

The 24-year-old was driving his Audi A4 when he attempted to over take three vehicles while following another vehicle doing the same.

A court heard how the driver in front was able to safely return to the left lane; however Sudeikas failed to see the motorcyclist coming in the opposite direction.

PC Christopher Euerby, from the road policing unit, said: “Sudeikas showed no regard for other road users that day.

“This was a dangerous piece of driving and the outcome could have been much worse.”

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Constabulary said: “He [Sudeikas] was charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, to which he pleaded guilty.

“At Peterborough Crown Court on Friday (September 7), Sudeikas received a 12 month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

“He was also disqualified from driving for three years, ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and pay court costs of £500.”

The crash resulted in the motorcyclist receiving a life-changing injury, multiple fractures and a dislocated shoulder, Peterborough Crown Court heard.

Sudeikas, of Duke Street in Peterborough, provided negative test results for both alcohol and drugs at the scene.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

28 minutes ago

It has only been open a short time but already the £50,000 spent on providing Haddenham youngsters with a new skate park is reckoned to be money well spent judging by its popularity.

09:39

A former Soham Village College student and member of the town’s theatre group with an “incredible sense of humour” will play Rodney Trotter in the upcoming musical production of ‘Only Fools and Horses’.

48 minutes ago

An audience of 150 filled Ely College as The City of Ely Military Band gave a patriotic concert in memory of local soldiers who gave their lives in the First World War.

Yesterday, 09:30

More than one in four Cambridgeshire children are finishing primary school obese or overweight, new figures reveal.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Ely Standard weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy