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Eden Valley danger driver warned by judge he could be jailed

Carlisle Crown Court

A DANGER driver was warned he could be jailed for causing an Eden Valley road crash which left a passenger badly hurt.

Jason Joseph Maughan, 23, faced one charge when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court today (MON).

Maughan pleaded guilty to causing serious injury to Callum Robert Smith by dangerous driving. The charge arises out of a night-time incident, on February 18 last year.

Maughan’s Peugeot 306 is said to have crashed into a stone bridge between the villages of Maulds Meaburn and Kings Meaburn. Mr Smith, the front seat passenger, is said to have later needed surgery after sustaining a dislocated hip.

Judge James Adkin adjourned the case, and asked for the probation service to prepare a pre-sentence report on Maughan, of Woodfoot, Crosby Ravensworth. He was granted unconditional bail until his sentencing hearing on March 19, and given an interim driving ban.

Judge Adkin told Maughan: “This is a serious offence and all options are open to me, including me sending you immediately to prison.”

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