Man admits driving through tents at campsite


A man has admitted driving through two tents at a campsite near Bethel.

A woman remains critically ill in hospital after she was hit by a car at the Rhyd-y-Galen site in the early hours of Monday morning.

Jake Waterhouse (26) of Partington, Greater Manchester, pleaded guilty to four charges including causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving without insurance and failing to provide a breath sample.

He did not enter a plea for a fifth charge of dangerous driving when he appeared before magistrates in Llandudno on Wednesday.

The court heard Waterhouse had been drinking heavily when, at around 2am, he took a Subaru Impreza belonging to a friend and drove around the campsite, ploughing into tents.

Four people were injured – including Anna Roselyn Evans, who was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor with life-threatening injuries.

The defence said Waterhouse took ”full responsibility” and was ”deeply remorseful for his actions”. He accepted he was facing a ”lengthy sentence’‘ for what happened, and felt he deserved to be punished.

Waterhouse, who did not apply for bail, was given a temporary driving ban by magistrates.

He was remanded in custody and will appear before a judge at Caernarfon Crown Court on Monday 23rd September.

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