Jason Rennie, a stunt rider who has set a number of data through the years and was referred to as “the Welsh Evel Knievel”, was driving a Mitsubishi Shogun truck on the A41 at Tern Hill, Market Drayton, when catastrophe struck.
The 51-year-old had been at Depraved Wholesale in Market Drayton with a pal on December 14, 2020, after they loaded the Land Rover onto the trailer. Rennie’s pal began driving, however after they bought again to the A41, Rennie took over the wheel as the opposite man didn’t really feel it was secure.
Rennie pulled over at a fish and chip store, earlier than setting off once more on the A41. The car began fishtailing, so Rennie tried to right it. However the car began to swerve and the trailer flipped, with the Land Rover ending up within the reverse lane.
Coming within the different course was Edward Kealey in a Peugeot. He couldn’t keep away from the Land Rover and crashed, sustaining a damaged proper knee, a laceration to his proper arm and a number of different bone breaks. A passenger in his automobile sustained minor accidents.
Shrewsbury Crown Court docket heard that Rennie had 5 earlier convictions for 13 offences, together with possession of Class A medication, driving with extra alcohol, driving with out insurance coverage and driving whereas disqualified.
Rennie, of Heol Maelor, Coedpoeth, Wrexham, pleaded responsible to inflicting severe damage by driving whereas disqualified. He was beforehand acquitted of inflicting severe damage by harmful driving after trial.
Paul Smith, mitigating, stated Rennie has points with alcohol and takes cocaine. He added that Rennie’s household depend on him extra since his mom had had a stroke lately.
Decide Anthony Lowe described Rennie as “a legal responsibility in relation to driving autos”, and handed him an eight-month jail time period, suspended for 2 years.
“You do not pay any regard or have any fear about courts saying you possibly can’t drive,” Decide Lowe stated to Rennie.
He additionally disqualified Rennie from driving for 2 years, ordered him to undertake 20 rehabilitation exercise days and a six-month alcohol therapy programme. Rennie should additionally pay prosecution prices.
In an illustrious motorbike stunt profession, Rennie broke a world-record for leaping over three lorries, a distance of 251m, in 2000. He additionally jumped his Yamaha YZ250 122 ft from a ramp transferring in the direction of him, at Rednall Airfield, close to Oswestry.
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