Hit ’n’ run lad shopped by his mum

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A HIT-AND-RUN driver who ploughed into a jog­ger and left her for dead has been jailed af­ter be­ing shopped by his MUM.

Ni­cholas Smith, 22, had just fin­ished a night shift and downed a pint of beer with his break­fast be­fore driv­ing home.

But he lost con­trol of his car and struck Mushina Sar­war as she ran along a road in Framp­ton Cot­terell, South Glocs.

In­stead of re­port­ing the in­ci­dent he left the scene and went home, telling his mum that some­one hit his car.

But she heard about the hit-and-run and re­alised her son was to blame be­fore tak­ing him back to the scene to con­fess.

Smith, 22, pleaded guilty to dan­ger­ous driv­ing and fail­ing to stop at the scene of a col­li­sion at Bris­tol Crown Court.

Jail­ing him for eight months, Judge Carol Ha­gen praised his mother’s con­duct as “very re­spon­si­ble”.

Smith was also banned from driv­ing for two years.

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