A MAN who crashed into a house and left his three passengers with life-changing injuries has been jailed for more than two years.

The car driven by Bradley Dunlop, 37, hit a house at such speed that it struck a first-floor window, landed on top of a large porch, and came to rest back on the road.

It happened on March 29, 2019, on the B1258 near Pickering in North Yorkshire.

Dunlop, who lived in Scarborough at the time, suffered minor injuries but his three passengers suffered multiple fractures and spent long periods of time in hospital.

They are still receiving treatment for their injuries.

Dunlop provided a positive roadside breath test, and a blood sample later showed him to be over the limit for both alcohol and benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving whilst over the alcohol limit, driving whilst over the specified drugs limit and with no insurance and no licence.

He was sentenced at York Crown Court on Thursday to two years and four months’ imprisonment, and a seven-year driving ban.

TC Mark Patterson said it was 'right' that Dunlop has faced the consequences of his actions in court.