A WORDSLEY woman has been jailed after seriously injuring a pedestrian in a hit and run whilst over the legal alcohol limit.

Laura Preston drove her Citroen C3 in excess of 50mph in a 30mph limit along Walsall Street in Willenhall on the afternoon of March 25 last year.

She then hit a 55-year-old pedestrian but didn’t stop, leaving him for dead.

The car was found parked a short time later and the 36-year-old, from Mount Road, was arrested and found to be over the drink-drive limit.

Preston pleaded guilty to causing serious injury through dangerous driving at an earlier hearing and was sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court on June 8 to 28 months in prison.

She is also disqualified from driving for seven years and four months and will be required to sit an extended retest before being allowed behind the wheel again.

Her victim sustained serious injuries and is still undergoing treatment.

Sergeant Julie Lyman, from West Midland Police’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “Preston is now paying the price for a cumulation of some very bad decisions.

“Driving at speed while under the influence of alcohol totally impairs driving capability and leaving the scene of the collision shows her lack of consideration.

“I wish the victim well in his recovery and hope this serves as a lesson to others who think it’s ok to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.”