AN OFFICER has condemned the “appalling actions” of a drink-driver who caused a man “life-changing” injuries after she hit him with her car in Llandudno.

Charlotte Brown, 34, of Cysgod y Castell, Llandudno Junction, was sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment at Caernarfon Crown Court on October 31.

She had hit 48-year-old Mark Davies, a pedestrian, late on January 28 on Crogfryn Lane, causing him such serious injuries that he spent the following three-and-a-half months in the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

Mr Davies, a father-of-three, suffered severe head and brain injuries, multiple facial fractures, and deep injuries to his thighs.


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Following Brown’s sentencing, Sergeant Emlyn Hughes, of North Wales Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This collision resulted in the victim sustaining serious head and leg injuries, which will affect him for the rest of his life.

“Having spent four months at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, he was transferred to a specialist rehabilitation centre, which is where he currently resides.

“No sentence will heal the devastation brought to the victim and his family following Brown’s appalling actions on the evening of January 28.

“However, I hope the conclusion of this case will bring them some closure and allow them to move on with their lives.

“We hope this tragic case will act as a reminder to all drivers that driving whilst under the influence of alcohol can have devastating consequences.”

After hitting Mr Davies, an incident which left Brown’s vehicle with a smashed windscreen, she continued driving before hitting a pedestrian crossing island by Llandudno Magistrates’ Court.

This caused her vehicle to overturn, and after being assisted out of the car by members of the public, Brown then fled the scene.

Mr Davies underwent plastic surgery following his “catastrophic” injuries and had to be fed through a tube.

Judge Nicola Saffman, who sentenced Brown, described the injuries sustained by Mr Davies as “the worst injuries I have ever seen”.