December 6 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
A 22-year-old man whose Audi TT left the road before crashing through a fence, becoming airborne, and embedding itself in a house is to be charged with drink-driving.
Lewis Richardson, of Pakefield, near Lowestoft, sustained life-threatening head injuries during the collision in Long Meadow Walk, Carlton Colville, at around 1.45am on March 24. Three people inside the house were unharmed.
Richardson, a former Kirkley High School student and UEA graduate, was taken to James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston, before being transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he received treatment for several weeks.
Suffolk Constabulary said the Audi TT driver is also to be accused of careless driving when he appears before Lowestoft magistrates in October.
He has been summonsed to court to be formally charged with both offences.
AnneMarie Breach, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary, said: “A 22-year-old man from Lowestoft has been summonsed to appear before Lowestoft Magistrates on October 29 in relation to a collision in Carlton Colville on March 24.
“He is due to be charged with drink-driving and careless driving.”