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Cambridge woman is jailed after she ran over a baby in the city

A woman who ran over a one-year-old baby while intoxicated has been jailed.

Mary Casey, 34, of Fallowfield, Cambridge, reversed a car over her great niece after she drove the wrong way down a one way street and crashed.

The baby suffered a bleed on the brain, a fractured skull and broken ribs as a result of the incident.

Casey was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court to 20 months in prison for causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Other young relations were passengers in the car with Casey during the incident last July.

Casey, who pleaded guilty at Cambridge Crown Court, overtook four cars at a red light and drove the wrong way down a one-way street. She then crashed into two parked cars.

Following the accident, her great niece was taken out of the car and put on the pavement by St Barnabas Road.

When Casey then tried to reverse the car struck the child.

Casey then continued driving the wrong way down a road before stopping in St Barnabas Court after the car became too damaged to drive.

The baby was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital with serious injuries.

Casey and the other relatives in the car were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Whilst in hospital, Casey provided a sample of blood which was tested for alcohol content and found to be over the legal limit for driving.

PC Edd Davidson-Smith said: "This was a shocking incident where Casey has driven recklessly and has seriously injured one of her young relatives.

"The outcome was very close to being a fatality and at one point, the little girl was given six hours to live and it is only thanks to extensive medical treatment, she is alive today."

She was banned from driving for three years and 10 months and will have to take an extended re-test before being allowed to drive again.


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