A drink and drug driver has been jailed after two people suffered ‘serious injuries’ in a crash.

Ghanada Boldescu, 35, of Link Walk, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, was sentenced to three years and two month’ imprisonment in a hearing at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday, December 15.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving on June 6.

Boldescu has also been banned from driving for eight years.

The horror smash happened on June 4 this year when Boldescu was driving recklessly and at high speed along the B485 Frith Hill near Great Missenden.

When overtaking a car, he collided with a Nissan Leaf travelling in the opposite direction.

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The driver of the Nissan Leaf, a man in his thirties, sustained life-changing injuries. The passenger of the Nissan, also a man in his thirties, sustained serious injuries.

A blood sample taken from Boldescu in the hospital revealed he was over the limit for both alcohol and drugs.

The results showed 169 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood over the prescribed limit of 80. His blood also contained 421 micrograms of Benzoylecgonine over the specified limit of 50. Benzoylecgonine is the main compound tested for cocaine use.

Boldescu was arrested the same day and charged on June 6.

Investigating officer PC Richard Lunn from the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit said: “I am pleased with the sentence handed out to Boldescu.

“This collision occurred due to Boldescu driving whilst under the influence of drink and drugs. These substances impaired his ability to think rationally and severally hindered his ability to drive.

“His selfish actions on that Sunday afternoon has left a man with life lasting injuries, requiring him long term care.

“The victims’ lives and those of their families have been tipped upside down due to Boldescu deciding to drive in that state.

“I hope this sentence today serves as a reminder to people who chose to drive in such a manner that there are consequences not only for them but for others too.”