Paul Jones, 34, of Alex Hughes Close, Snodland appeared before Maidstone Crown Court on Friday, 28 June 2019 charged with causing a serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a road accident and driving under the influence of drink and drugs.
The court heard how Jones was driving his Audi S4 with a passenger in the vehicle. He joined the A228 heading South, slightly ahead of a Peugeot 307 that was travelling in the same direction. Jones collided with a tanker lorry which was on the opposite carriageway travelling Northbound. The collision caused serious damage to the tanker and the driver lost control and collided head-on with the Peugeot.
Jones left the scene on foot and returned a short while later drinking from a bottle of Baileys. He then failed a roadside breath test and drugs test before being arrested and taken to hospital. Analysis of his blood samples found him to be intoxicated with alcohol, a metabolite of cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis.