Footballer jailed for causing car crash whilst eating ice cream

Ex-Premier League footballer Marlon King has been jailed for 18 months for dangerous driving after causing a three-car crash. The judge also handed Mr King a three-year driving ban.

King was driving on the A46 near Newark in April last year when the crash happened leaving a man needing three weeks of hospital treatment. After the crash, Mr Beck was flown to hospital and required treatment for a fractured and dislocated forearm.

The Court heard that Mr King was reported to have been weaving in and out of traffic before he undertook Mr Beck’s car that he considered was driving too slowly. Mr King, who was eating an ice cream at the time of the crash, then slammed on his brakes forcing Mr Beck to perform an emergency stop.

Sentencing Mr King, Recorder Paul Mann QC said: “I do not regard your case as merely impulsive or silly behaviour. It was aggressive and arrogant.”

Victoria Silsbury, Legal Clerk at Swain & Co Solicitors LLP says, “This is a case of clear dangerous driving and all parties involved were lucky their injuries sustained were not fatal.”

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