One man's night at the pub has seriously changed the lives of three people.

Adam Garrett, aged 26, of Loddon Bridge Road, Wokingham, has been sentenced to four years in prison at Reading Crown Court on April 10 for causing serious injury by dangerous driving in Sonning.

At around 10.55pm on May 5 last year, a white Ford Transit Connect van, being driven by Garrett, hit Chris Redfern, aged 52, his wife, Cristina Di Carlo, aged 54, and Jeremy Rowson, aged 63, outside the French Horn restaurant on the B478.

Garrett failed to stop at the scene of the collision but police officers quickly identified the vehicle involved in the collision and arrested Garrett later that night.

Footage obtained by Thames Valley Police shows Garrett swerving and nearly colliding with another vehicle ahead of the accident.

After police brought Garrett to a stop, it was clear he was drunk and an officer is heard questioning "what have you taken" and "you've got no clue what you've done, do you?".

Cristina sustained a serious head injury and had to remain in hospital for over eight months, while both men both suffered serious injuries.

Garrett was charged on January 17, 2024.

In Reading Magistrates’ Court on February 6 Garrett pleaded guilty to three counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, where he was given a curfew with tag from 9pm to 6am ahead of his sentencing.

Garrett also pleaded guilty to one count each of; dangerous driving, careless driving, driving whilst using a mobile phone, failing to stop following a road traffic collision, fail to nominate a driver and driving with alcohol concentration above prescribed limit.

Garrett was disqualified from driving for 12 years and will have to pass an extended re-test before regaining his licence.

Investigating officer Sergeant Edward Crofts, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “I am pleased that Adam Garrett has been sentenced and admitted to his crimes at the first opportunity in court.

“He drove recklessly and dangerously, seriously injuring three pedestrians when drunk. His actions have caused life-changing injuries for which the victims are all still undergoing medical care and treatment for.

“What makes this crime even worse was that Garrett drove away from the scene with no care for the victims leaving them fighting for their life.

“I hope that Garrett’s conviction and sentencing brings some comfort to the victims and their families and highlights the tragic consequences of drinking and driving.

“Garrett was given the maximum jail term available for causing serious injury by dangerous driving offence, which was then reduced to account for his guilty plea.

“I would also like to pay tribute to the victims and members of the public who gave immediate first aid at the scene and thank them for their support throughout the investigation.”

Chris is still living with the trauma of the accident today. He said: “The last 11 months have been a living nightmare for my whole family with so many distressing and upsetting events.

"My wife had to spend over eight months in hospital and now faces a long rehab journey ahead of her.

"It has been extremely distressing to see the pain and despair caused to all my family.

“I often wish I hadn’t gone out for dinner that evening. The inconsiderate and dangerous ‘hit and run’ actions of a drunken driver has caused unfathomable pain, injury and psychological damage in so many ways and to so many lives that cannot be undone.”