A man who left two people with life-changing injuries because he was driving while unfit through drink and drugs has been given a suspended sentence. 

Regan Purton, 23, was involved in a serious crash in Lower Road in Stoke Mandeville in the early hours of September 20 last year. 

The passenger of the car he was driving and the other of another vehicle both suffered life-changing injuries in the smash, which happened near the Bell pub. 

On Monday, May 10, Purton, of Nene Close in Aylesbury, was given a four-month jail sentence, suspended for two years. 

He was also ordered to do 240 hours of unpaid work, was banned from driving for two and a half years and must attend 25 days of rehabilitation. 

He had pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle with excess alcohol and driving a vehicle while over the specified drug limit.

Investigating officer PC Sandra Terry, or the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: “Driving whilst unfit through drink and drugs is unacceptable and can have serious consequences.

“Thames Valley Police does not tolerate drink or drug driving and will work hard to bring offenders to justice.”