Man sentenced after hitting pedestrian on pavement in Trowbridge
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A man has been disqualified from driving and given a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving in Trowbridge.
On March 4, 2022, Joshua Cain, 34, of Brassmill Lane, Newbridge, Bath, mounted the kerb onto the pavement on Mortimer Street outside The Greyhound.
He then hit a pedestrian, a man in his 30s, causing serious injuries to the victim’s head. The victim required surgery to a broken jaw, as well as having his teeth knocked out.
A joint response from front line officers, traffic officers and CID officers attended the scene.
Cain was swiftly arrested and pleaded guilty to the offence.
On Tuesday, May 23, in a hearing at Salisbury Crown Court, Cain was disqualified from driving for three years, required to pay compensation of £2,000 and was giving an 18-month suspended prison sentence.
He is also required to complete a community sentence of 80 hours.
DC Kelly-Ann Higginbottom of CID said: “Cain’s actions were incredibly dangerous, and it is fortunate that the victim’s injuries, while serious, were not a lot worse.
“He is now required to pay the victim £2,000 compensation and is banned from the roads for three years.
“He has also been given a suspended prison sentence and a community order of 80 hours.”