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PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - Paul Enticknap stopped during the rampage and poured himself a pint at a pub before getting back behind the wheel of his BMW
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A former gym owner got so drunk he couldn’t stand up before getting behind the wheel of his BMW, smashing his way through town and knocking over a dog walker. Paul Enticknap, 50, even stopped briefly and poured himself a pint at a pub before driving off again. Enticknap, formerly of Penzance but who has since moved to Brighton, appeared at Truro Crown Court for sentence having pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving, dangerous driving, failure to stop and damaging property. Prosecuting the case, Jason Beal described how the sequence of events took place on Saturday, July 23. At 10:50am, a driver in Connor Downs noticed a BMW weaving and driving erratically with a Rottweiler on the passenger seat. Read more: Woman feared for her life as partner strangled her The man pulled up next to Enticknap and noticed he was “in a highly charged emotional state” saying that he was suicidal because his wife had left him – something which later proved not to be true. Following a period of conversation, Enticknap – who was so drunk he couldn’t even stand – stumbled into his car and sped off. Just down the road near Loggans Moor, a witness saw Enticknap overtake a car while it was waiting for the car in front to park. She saw the defendant shouting, with his arm out the window and noticed what she believed to be a glass bottle of alcohol. When Enticknap pulled onto the A30, he collided with the car in front of him. At 11:40am, a parking officer on patrol in Hayle tried to tell Enticknap his number plate was hanging off. The parking officer was greeted with a sweary rant. Enticknap then drove up Market Street before slamming on his brakes and reversing at the parking officer causing him to jump out of the way. Shortly after Enticknap rear-ended another vehicle and crashed into a granite post at the Paradise Park pub, he entered the premises and poured himself a pint of Guinness. Enticknap then drove off leaving his dog behind. Finally, at nearby St Erth, a mother and her daughter were out for a dog walk when Enticknap drove through at excessive speed forcing them to bundle their dogs out the way. Enticknap was shouting and revving his engine and it was at that point police tried to block him in. In an attempt to evade the police, Enticknap reversed at speed but didn’t see the dog walkers. He narrowly missed the mother but struck the daughter causing her serious injuries. Mr Beal said: “He was subdued with spray and on arrest said ‘my heart is broken, I wish I died’. The victim sustained a double fracture requiring surgery and long-term physio. She has permanent scarring.” Representing Enticknap, Ramsay Quaife said: “He apologises for his actions and was in a very dark place at the time.
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. “He led a happy and industrious life in Penzance with his family. He ran a successful gym and taxi company but with Covid the gym went and the taxi company went on as much as it could. “He started drinking bottles and bottles and bottles of alcohol. By July he was not the man he wanted to be and was in the grip of delusional thoughts. His wife hadn’t left him. It was a deluded belief. He is a husband and father who has let his family down.” Sentencing Enticknap, Judge Robert Linford said: “On July 23 you saturated yourself with alcohol and proceeded to drive off leaving in your wake a trail of damage, destruction and as it turned out, serious injury. “You were seen in a highly charged emotional state and drove off very dangerously. You were asked by someone not to drive but you did. You conducted dangerous overtaking manoeuvres, collided at some point with a post, went to the pub, poured yourself a pint and then drove off. You rear ended a driver and, in a bid to get away from the police, reversed into a pedestrian. Her injuries were both physical and psychological. “You are 50 and have no convictions of relevance. You are a married man whose life has been blighted by some kind of mental disorder. In a letter your wife effectively begs me not to send you inside and your 12-year-old son is desperate to see his father. “This could very easily be a case of causing death by dangerous driving but the mitigation available allows me to suspend the sentence. There is a realistic prospect of rehabilitation and if I were to send you to prison your wife and son would suffer more than you.” Enticknap was given a two-year prison sentence, suspended for two years. He must also complete an alcohol treatment requirement and 200 hours of unpaid work. Enticknap was banned from driving for two years. Read next: Man frantically stabbed friends in pub days after prison release Men and boy guilty in vicious attack with guitar Violent thug stalked ex, punched her dad and burgled their home Would-be armed robber left shop and went to spoons to play fruity Burglar who crashed stolen car spared jail due to court wait
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