Drink-driver jailed for crash which fractured friend’s skull
PUBLISHED: 13:26 01 July 2015 | UPDATED: 13:26 01 July 2015
Lee Aldous asked police if he could “go home” after crash
A drink-driver who caused a crash which fractured a friend’s skull has been jailed for more than two years.
Motorcyclist Lee Aldous and his pillion passenger were both thrown more than three metres after he hit the kerb and lost control of his bike in Crooked Lane, Gravesend, on September 13.
Emergency services found the 33-year-old woman lying on her side with blood pouring from her head, a fractured skull and fractured vertebrae. She spent more than two weeks in hospital in London.
Aldous. 24, of Packham Road, suffered only minor injuries and asked police if he could go home. But he failed a breath test and was arrested.
He admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving, drink-driving, driving without a licence, driving without insurance and driving without a test certificate at Maidstone Crown Court.
He was jailed for 28 months and banned from driving for four years - he will have to take an extended test to get his licence back.
Detective Constable David Holmes said: “It is fortunate that no-one was killed.
“Aldous was riding a motorcycle in the middle of the night without any lights and after we examined the bike, we found it had a number of defects.
“Although the passenger agreed to get on the back of the bike, it was not designed to carry a passenger and Aldous should not have offered her a lift.”