Dalwood crash puts pianist’s career at risk
PUBLISHED: 06:59 23 March 2015
Drunken young musician broke her wrist and arm after colliding with a wall
A drunken crash at Dalwood has put the career of a talented young pianist at risk
Amy Buchanan broke her right arm and wrist when she drove her Mini car into a wall last August.
The 22 year old, from Portsmouth, Hampshire, was trapped in her car and taken to hospital where a blood test showed she was nearly twice the legal drink drive limit.
She admitted drink driving and told Exeter magistrates court: ”I have not regained full movement. I am a musician and unable to play the piano.”
The music teacher said she needed further surgery and said she had suffered financially and phyisically in the crash.
She said: “I have learned the hard way. It was out of character. It has had devastating consequences and I am in constant pain.”
She was banned from driving for a year and fined a total of £335.