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.

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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.

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