Bedford drunk driver jailed after motorcyclist loses leg

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Daniel Molczan. Image: Bedfordshire Police
Daniel Molczan. Image: Bedfordshire Police

A drunk driver from Bedford who collided head-on with a motorbike has been jailed for three years along with a six-and-a-half-year disqualification period.

Daniel Molczan, 47, from London Road in Bedford, was driving over the legal alcohol limit when the crash took place on the A6 near Wilstead on 19 January.

A man in his 20s who was riding the motorbike suffered life-changing injuries in the crash, losing his lower right leg.

Molczan had been driving back from dropping his son at work, in a vehicle borrowed from his workplace without permission of the owner, and without insurance.

PC Jemma Russell, from the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Roads Policing Unit, said “Our team have worked hard to secure this conviction after the victim sadly lost his lower leg in this very serious incident, which was entirely avoidable.

“His life has been forever altered due to Molczan’s selfish and reckless actions.

“There is never an excuse to drink and drive, let alone to drive uninsured and dangerously, putting other road users at risk. We hope this will be a stark reminder to motorists to drive carefully.”