Mohammed Shaikh, 48, has been jailed for three years after the boozed-up & selfish driver lost control of his Maserati and ploughed into two Metropolitan Police Officers causing life-changing injuries to both of the brave officers.
PC Christopher Appleton, 35, and PC Samantha Clark, 36, had been dealing with an unrelated incident on the A406 in north-west London when Shaikh, who had just come off of a previous ban for drink driving, hit them both before crashing into the side of a house.
Being the sort of individual that Shaikh clearly is, at the time he REFUSED to provide a breath test and gave FALSE details to the Police in a pathetic & cowardly attempt to try and escape the consequences of his disgusting actions.
Shaikh had drunk at least four glasses of wine at a party in Windsor when he made the decision to get behind the wheel of his car and drive home with his wife in the passenger seat.
Most normal, responsible and decent people, would have got into a cab or used public transport. Shaikh clearly is not short of a few quid, otherwise he wouldn’t have been driving his 60K sports car.
PC Appleton and PC Clark, who were both on foot when they were struck by Shaikhs’ vehicle, suffered horrendous injuries in the incident and were both in hospital for weeks.
PC Appleton suffered multiple broken bones leaving him unable to care for his pregnant wife and two children, while Ms Clark may never walk unaided again. And all because of a selfish drink driver who clearly only cares about himself.
Both officers sat in wheelchairs in court for the sentencing, surrounded by their families, friends and colleagues who have supported both of them throughout the ordeal.
The officers were returning to their own parked Police vehicle on the A406 near Brent Park in Neasden at around 3.30am when Shaikh came round a slight bend and lost control of his powerful car.
PC Appleton was left unconscious on the ground while PC Clark was trapped between the vehicle and the house until other emergency service crews arrived at the scene.
They were both rushed to St Mary’s Hospital and received weeks of treatment.
PC Appleton, a married father of two, suffered internal bleeding and had to have part of his pancreas removed.
He also suffered fractures to both legs, his pelvis, shoulder and ribs, leaving him unable to help care for his two young sons and pregnant wife.