A DANGEROUS driver banned from the roads for two years after injuring a mum and her young son in a head-on crash is a car dealer.

As reported in the Daily Echo, Adam Hobie White was speeding at more than 60 miles an hour in Blandford Road North in the moments before the collision on Thursday, January 5.

He was seriously injured when his grey Audi A1 hit a grey Ford Galaxy head-on.

The Audi had approached the roundabout at the junction with the A35 Upton Bypass before overtaking a vehicle in front at speed to exit onto the A350.

As it did so, it veered onto the wrong side of the road and hit the Galaxy.

The driver of the Galaxy suffered severe bruising and muscle damage, and had to spend four nights in hospital. Her five-year-old son, who was sat in the back of the car, sustained concussion and was kept in hospital for a night.

White sustained breaks to his pelvis, leg and knee.

He was convicted of dangerous driving at Bournemouth Crown Court and sentenced to eight months in prison suspended for two years.

He was also ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £2,400 in compensation, and was disqualified from driving for two years. Before he can be issued with a licence again, he must take an extended driving test.

White, who lives in a gated development in Lake Avenue, Hamworthy, is the director of car sales company Keysworth Cars Ltd. He runs the company from his home.

He was not at the address when visited by the Echo.

Previously, the 27-year-old was the director of Poole Boat Sales Ltd, also based at his home address, and Ashley Road Car Sales Ltd, a site in Church Road, Parkstone.

After his sentence, he posted a photo of himself in the crown court building on his publicly-available Facebook page and wrote underneath: "I'm a free man!!

"That's all that matters... that was a close call!

"Massive weight off our shoulders. Thanks for all your support."

PC Dave Cotterill, of Dorset Police's traffic unit, said White's driving was "extremely reckless".

"It is fortunate that his action did not result in even more serious and tragic consequences," the officer said.