Drink driver admits causing Brynrefail crash

A Brynrefail man will be sentenced next month after he admitted causing a serious crash while three times over the  drink drive limit.

Four people taken to hospital following the three-vehicle crash on the A4244 on Sunday afternoon – a pensioner, driving a Nissan Duke, is in a serious condition at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

Robin Edfryn Jones (49) pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving, drink driving and failing to stop after an accident.

Caernarfon magistrates heard Jones went past a police officer as he drove from Bethesda from Brynrefail without stopping.

The officer was told a black Volkswagen Golf crashed into the rear of a Mazda MX5, which ended up colliding with the Nissan on the other side of the carriageway. Two people in the Mazda and the passenger in the Nissan were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police found the number plate for the Golf at the scene of the crash and arrested Jones at his home. It later emerged that he was also charged with drink driving after testing positive in May.

Suspicions were raised when he brought alcohol from a garage, but he claimed he had drunk after arriving home. At the time, he was more than twice over the limit but released while under investigation.

Jones, who pleaded guilty to all charges, was refused bail by magistrates on Tuesday. He was remanded in custody and given a temporary ban from driving until sentencing at Caernarfon Crown Court on Friday 3rd August.

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