A DANGEROUS drink and drug driver who seriously injured three generations of a family in a horrific late-night crash has been jailed for 16 months.

David Hamblen collided with the family's car as he lost control at speed in Bournemouth.

Bournemouth Crown Court heard that Beverley Rooker, her daughter Joanne Haydon and teenage granddaughter Ellena-Jane Haydon were on their way home from a trip to Bournemouth's Pavilion Theatre when the crash took place in West Way on November 23 last year.

They had been to see The Magic of Motown, which had been a Mother's Day present.

Hamblen, 36, of Pine Road, Bournemouth, admitted three offences of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He also pleaded guilty to drink driving and three offences of drug driving on the same occasion.

The ourt heard the accident happened on his birthday and he had been to the Bournemouth International Centre to see a martial arts show.

He had been drinking alcohol and had taken cocaine offered to him by a friend in the toilet.

Judge Brian Forster QC was told Hamblen had a blood alcohol level of 89 - the legal limit is 80. He also had cocaine, cannabis and benzodiazepiones in his system.

The court heard his car hit bollards in the middle of the road before colliding with the vehicle in which the three women were travelling.

Victim impact statements outlining the injuries suffered and the effect of the crash on the three victims were read out in court.

Ellena-Jane Haydon, who was 17-years-old at the time of the crash, suffered a fractured collar-bone which has left her with a five inch scar on her shoulder.

In her statement she said: "It has caused immense disruption to my life" and she described her scar as "ugly and disgusting."

She said she has lost confidence and suffers flashbacks and nightmares.

Her mum, Joanne, said she has suffered feelings of guilt because she was the driver in an accident in which her mum and daughter were both seriously injured.

She said her confidence and driving have been severely affected.

Beverley Rooker, who suffered compound fractures to vertebrae, said: "The effect on my life has been dramatic and devastating and has caused levels of anxiety, stress and worry."

She said she has been unable to look after her grandchildren and feels "vulnerable and uncertain."

Sentencing, Judge Forster said: "There can be no excuse for someone who drives a car on a public road when they know they have consumed too much alcohol and they have taken drugs."

Hamblen was jailed for 6 months concurrent for each of the offences of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He was jailed for four months concurrent for each of the other offences and banned from driving for two years and eight months. He will also be required to take an extended driving test.