A Birmingham man has been jailed for nine months for drink driving, after he ran a red light and crashed into a car carrying five women.
Birmingham Crown Court heard that 25-year-old Kimil Kinder, of Winson Green took the vehicle, which belonged to a relative, without their consent after he had been drinking at a family barbeque.
He had gone out to stock up on more alcohol, but failed to notice a red light while travelling along Boulton Road in Handsworth and crashed into an oncoming Audi A4, forcing it into roadside railings.
The passengers of the Audi – who were celebrating a hen party – received a range of injuries. One 19-year-old who had flown from California for the party, suffered a broken arm and pelvis, while another passenger's jaw was broken.
Kinder provided a specimen of breath at the scene and was found to be over the legal drink-drive limit.
As well as drink-driving and taking a vehicle without consent, Kinder admitted driving without insurance or a licence.
On top of his custodial sentence, he was banned from driving for three years.
PC Paul Minshull, of West Midlands police, said: "Kinder was only heading to a local off-licence, just a few minutes' drive away, but as this case shows it's not safe to drive any distance after drinking alcohol," reported the Birmingham Mail.
"He had no previous convictions but now finds himself behind bars and with a criminal record – these were serious offences, recognised by the court, which could have resulted in the death of fellow road users."