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Drunk driver admits crashing into tents and says: ‘I deserve to be punished’

photo: Freelance Photos North Wales e-mail: pics@freelancephotosnwales.co.uk Rob Formstone : tel +44 (0) 7977 101297 ?? 2019 Car hits tents at Rhyd Y Galen camp site. Jake Waterhouse 26 from Manchester arrives at Llandudno court this morning accused of a number of driving offences after hitting four tents on the campsite at 2am Monday morning. The female injured remains critical in Bangor Hospital, with sources saying its touch and go whether she will survive.
Jake Waterhouse, 26, admitted drunk driving in court (Picture: Freelance Photos North )

A drunk-driver has admitted ploughing his car into tents at a campsite and leaving one woman in a critical condition.

Jake Waterhouse, 26, said he ‘needs to be punished’ for the incident on August 19, which also injured three other campers, Llandudno Magistrates Court heard.

He had been drinking heavily before borrowing his friend’s Subaru Impreza and driving it through the Rhyd y Galen campsite in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

Emergency services were called to the campsite, which describes itself as a ‘tranquil getaway’, at around 2am.

Camper Anna Evans was left with ‘life threatening injuries’ as a result of his actions, prosecutor Gareth Parry said.

Wales campsite horror
Four people were injured in the incident (Picture: Google)
MERCURY PRESS. Caernarfon, UK. 19/8/19. Pictured: A police car leaves Rhyd y Galen campsite this afternoon. A woman is fighting for her life in hospital after a car ploughed into tents at a holiday campsite. The unnamed woman is critically injured after the car crashed through multiple tents at the Rhyd y Galen campsite near Caernarfon, North Wales, in the early hours of this morning [MON]. North Wales Police said two men have been arrested in relation to the incident, in which three other people were also injured. They are currently in police custody.
One woman is still fighting for her life (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)

The other victims, a woman and two men, have since been discharged from hospital.

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Waterhouse admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving otherwise in accordance with a driving licence, driving without insurance and failing to provide a breath specimen.

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Carys Parry, defending, told the court that he took ‘full responsibility for the devastating events at the campsite’.

She continued: ‘He is truly and deeply remorseful for his actions. His thoughts the last two days have been with the victim of his offending and her family.

‘He accepts he is facing a lengthy sentence as a result of his actions. In his own words, he said: “I deserve to be punished.”‘

Waterhouse, of Partington, Manchester, was remanded in custody to appear at Caernarfon Crown Court on September 23.

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