A VIDEO has been released showing the shocking moment three generations of a family were seriously injured in a crash.

Drink and drug driver David Hamblen can be seen veering across the road before smashing into a car containing a family on their way home from a Mother's Day treat.

David Hamblen, 36, of Pine Road, Bournemouth was jailed for 16 months at Bournemouth Crown Court earlier this month.

He admitted three offences of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and also pleaded guilty to drink driving and three offences of drug driving on the same occasion.

Now the Crown Prosecution Service has praised police for the way in which the investigation was handled and released footage captured on CCTV.

Karen Fairley, CPS Wessex Senior Crown Prosecutor, said “David Hamblen showed appalling disregard for the safety of others when he chose to consume excess alcohol and take cocaine before driving on the night in question.

“We pay tribute to our Dorset Police colleagues who made sure that we had all of the evidence available to us, including CCTV evidence which demonstrated the manner of his driving and captured the collision.

“We hope that that the outcome of the prosecution will deliver some justice for the victims in this case.”

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.

The court heard the crash happened on Hamblen's 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.

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."

Hamblen was jailed for 16b months and banned from driving for two years and eight months. He will also be required to take an extended driving test.