Serving British soldier who left two teenagers in need of hospital treatment and suffering lasting psychological trauma when he deliberately bumped into them in his sports car after a drunken quarrel was imprisoned for eight years.
Cameron Bailey, who has since been discharged from the army, drank about six jugs of mixed alcohol with energy drinks and cocktails as well as beer before getting into a scandal with a group of young people in Salisbury, Wiltshire.
When 25-year-old Bailey saw them later, he drove on on the sidewalk and using his Skoda Octavia VRS “as a weapon” sent them flying”like skittles in a bowling lane”, listened to the royal court of Salisbury.
One of victims, 17-year- the old woman was thrown in air as well as hit windshield, having received serious injuries to the heels and ankles, for which required several surgeries.
She told the court, “I am having flashbacks. Usually I am a very confident girl. This incident has hit I’m so hard emotionally, physically and mentally to the point that I don’t think I’ll ever be successful. full recovery”.
second victim, 17-year-old boy, got lacerations on head, one of which the required six seams and left his scars for life. He said, “I couldn’t believe that someone use a car like a weapon. When I leave house I’m very worried about roads and bands of people how I fear the same kind of something might happen again”.
March 27, on the day of at attackbailey, who stationed at Tidworth, Wiltshire, went out drinking with three colleagues.
Charles Gabb, the accuser, said he had a “uncommunicative and downright ridiculous personality”. amount of alcohol” at the Wetherspoon pub in Amesbury. Then he went to Salisbury. for pub crawl. “About 5:00 pm he drank more jugs in weatherspoon in Salisbury,” Gabb said. “Now he drank five or six jugs.”
Away from the pub, Bailey became involved in argument with a group of teenagers and made they were “heinous threats”, but they dispersed.
Bailey and his colleagues returned to his car to drive back to Tidworth. Gabb said: “He must have been completely furious and in drunken fury. Soldier led past teenagers, then turned and, not seeing him, took aim car on them.
Gabb said: “He quite deliberately drove on to the curb using his car as the most terrible weapon, sending these young people flying like skittles in a bowling lane. He hit them at least of 27 mph. Together with two who injured, three more thrown to the ground, but escaped injury. Then Bailey went back to the barracks.
He admitted causing grievous bodily harm, injury and dangerous driving.
Judge Susan Evans QC said Bailey used car as a “terrible weapon” when he was under “extreme influence” of alcohol. She said he should serve two-thirds of his proposal in guarded instead of usually half because of seriousness of his crime.