Man sentenced to prison for causing serious injury by dangerous driving – Bicester
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Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a man has been jailed for three years after he was convicted of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving whilst over the prescribed limit of alcohol.
Bruno Viveiros, aged 40, of The Green, Chesterton, pleaded guilty to both offences in a hearing at Oxford Crown Court on Friday (13/1).
Viveiros was given three years’ imprisonment and disqualified from driving for four years.
He will be subject to an extended re-test to regain his licence.
At approximately 8pm on Saturday 19 March last year, the victim, a 16-year-old boy, was standing at a bus stop on Middleton Stoney Road, Bicester, having finished a shift at work.
A Vauxhall Vivaro van, being driven by Viveiros, left the road, before mounting the pavement and colliding with the bus stop and the victim.
He was knocked unconscious and thrown some distance from the bus stop, and was only discovered when passing police officers saw him lying on the ground.
The victim suffered life-changing injuries.
Viveiros did not stop at the scene and then collided with a traffic-calming island.
A trail of diesel was followed to the van, which was parked close to Viveiros’s home address.
Officers located Viveiros asleep at his home and he was arrested.
In custody, he provided a breath sample of 122 microgrammes of alcohol per 100ml of breath, more than three times the legal limit.
Investigating officer PC Harry Welch of the Bicester Roads Policing Unit, said: “This was a truly shocking case that demonstrates the selfishness and appalling consequences that drink driving has.
“Viveiros has been given a three-year prison sentence, but I know that what happened that night to the victim, and the trauma he and his family had suffered is immeasurable.
“I would like to thank all officers and partner agencies who were involved following the incident, but above all, I would like to thank the victim and his family for their patience and support throughout this investigation.”