Dalwood crash puts pianist’s career at risk


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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.”

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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.”

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She was banned from driving for a year and fined a total of £335.

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