Drunk driver hurt after crashing his mum’s car in Leeds

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A MAN suffered serious injuries when he stole his mother’s car and crashing it after a drinking binge, a court heard.

Liam Moxon, 25, caused more than £5,000 worth of damage after ploughing into a row of parked cars as he drove his friend home after a night out in Leeds city centre.

Marie Harbin, prosecuting, told Leeds Crown Court how the two men returned to Moxon’s home where he lived with his mother before he took her Vauxhall Corsa.

Moxon, who only holds a provisional driving licence, drove at speeds of up to 80mph before losing control of the car and colliding with parked cars near to Roundhay Road. One vehicle had to be written off after the smash.

Police and paramedics were called and Moxon told officers “I’m over the limit” as he was taken away to hospital in a neck brace.

Moxon, who appeared in the dock of the court on crutches, suffered leg, neck and elbow injuries.

His passenger suffered a ruptured spleen.

Moxon, of Nesfield Close, Belle Isle, Leeds, pleaded guilty to drink driving, aggravated vehicle taking, having no insurance and no licence.

Kenton Sergeant, mitigating, said Moxon was sorry for what he had done and had been drinking heavily at the time of the incident as he was depressed.

Moxon was given a seven month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and made the subject of a four-month curfew order.

He was also banned from driving for two years.

Judge Neil Clark told Moxon: “You should reflect not just on the risk you placed others in by doing this but the affect that your actions must have had upon your family.