Jailed for an ‘act of stupidity’

Daniel Evans (22/10/90) of Topaz Way, Chorley, who has been jailed for running a man over in his car

Daniel Evans (22/10/90) of Topaz Way, Chorley, who has been jailed for running a man over in his car

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A Chorley man has been jailed for driving his car at a reveller and leaving him with serious injuries.

Following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court, Daniel Evans, 20, of Topaz Way, was found guilty of Section 18 Assault (causing grievous bodily harm with intent).

On Monday he was sentenced to eight years for what was described as a ‘split second of stupidity’.

The court heard that on the evening of Friday, September 3, 2010, the victim had been on a night out in Wigan celebrating his 21st birthday when he met Evans and another man.

Evans took the victim back to his house on Millers Lane, Platt Bridge in the early hours of the following morning.

Once there an argument broke out inside the victim’s house.

Evans went to drive off in his silver Vauxhall Astra but was chased by the victim.

This prompted Evans to initially reverse a small distance before reversing a second time at speed into the victim, pinning him against a lamppost.

Evans then drove off, leaving the man with serious leg injuries. He was taken to hospital for treatment to two broken legs, a broken ankle, fractured pelvis and ruptured bladder.

Detective Constable Lee Jamieson, said: “Evans effectively used his car as a weapon to cause the victim very serious injuries.

“He then drove off, leaving him in absolute agony and made no attempt to get him help.

“A split second of stupidity and aggression has cost Evans his liberty I hope this sentence sends a strong warning to others of the potential consequences of such reckless actions.”