A drink driver who ploughed into a pedestrian on a Connah’s Quay road before driving off has been jailed for two years.

Noel Doran was over the drink drive limit when he lost control of a Ford car on a corner in Maengwyn Avenue. He mounted a pavement striking Beverley Redfern, who suffered a broken collar bone in the collision which later required surgery.

Another pedestrian avoided being struck by Doran’s vehicle by jumping out of the way before his car struck a parked car nearby.

Judge Niclas Parry told Doran as he also banned him from the roads for four years: “You were driving at wholly inappropriate speeds in a built-up area and lost control and mounted a kerb.

“You struck a lady who was simply standing waiting for a bus.

“A second victim was only saved by jumping out of the way.

“You had been consuming alcohol and your conduct was nothing short of disgraceful when rather than stay and stop to attend to the lady who was clearly badly injured you performed a U-turn and quite callously drove past so you could make your escape not caring whether she was dead or alive.”

Prosecuting barrister Karl Scholz told Mold Crown Court that Doran gave a reading of 50 mcg in 100 ml of breath; the legal limit being 35.

Doran, 27, of Aylesbury Road, Wendover, Buckinghamshire admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving on October 4 last year.

He also pleaded guilty to drink driving, failing to stop after an accident and driving without insurance.

Defence barrister Myles Wilson pointed out the dangerous driving had not been “prolonged”.

“He went too fast around the corner and lost control before going onto the pavement,” said Mr Wilson. “He is easily confused and I believe he will be a vulnerable person in prison.

“What he did was wrong and he reacted badly.”