Drug-driver sentenced after Horsham collision

A woman who was more than 10 times the drug-driving limit when she struck a pedestrian, has been given an 18 month suspended sentence.

Amy Godfrey was driving when the collision occurred within metres of her address in Horsham, last May.

A 28-year-old man – sustained injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment, where he remained for several days.

Godfrey was arrested and charged. She initially denied the offences, but pleaded guilty just before the case was due to go to trial.

She was also disqualified from driving for two years and must take an extended re-test if she wishes to drive again.

If you’re prepared to drive under the influence of drink or drugs, prepare to face the consequences. These could include the following:

  • Killing or seriously injuring yourself or someone else;
  • A minimum 12 month ban;
  • An unlimited fine;
  • A possible prison sentence;
  • A criminal record, which could affect your current and future employment;
  • An increase in your car insurance costs;
  • Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA.

People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug-driving, or visit the Operation Crackdown website.