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Blackburn drink driver's victim was pregnant
4:03pm Friday 9th August 2013 in News
A DRINK driver crashed into a car being driven by a pregnant woman and then left the scene without stopping to check on her welfare.
Blackburn magistrates heard Polish national Tomasz Pradzynski had moved to the UK in 2006 but this was his second drink driving offence.
Pradzynski, 58, of Belle Vue, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol and failing to stop after an accident. He was made subject to a curfew between 8pm and 5am for six months, ordered to pay £145 costs and banned from driving for 44 months.
The court heard he gave a reading of 80 against the legal limit of 35.
Scott Ainge, prosecuting, said the woman, who was four months pregnant was driving along Bank Top when she saw a car being driven up Garden Street at speed. Her vehicle was stationary when it was hit.
“She immediately went into shock,” said Mr Ainge. “The other vehicle was revving as the driver struggled to find a gear before it reversed onto the pavement and a grass bank before driving off.”
Mr Ainge said the female was taken to hospital for a check-up and everything was OK with her and her baby.