A MAN who drove at other guests in a drunken frenzy in a car park at the end of a wedding party, will be banned from the roads for 21 months after his release from prison.

Ben Ashman was last week given a six-year prison sentence at Newcastle Crown Court for his “appalling” driving, outside the Bowburn Hall Hotel, near Durham, at the end of step-brother Connor’s wedding, in the early hours of August 24, last year.

He left step-mother, Kate, seriously injured, having driven over her, while he also tried to hit his other step-brother, Kyle, as they attempted to prevent him driving in his drunken condition.

Ashman, 37, of Sunderland Street, Houghton-le-Spring, admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving and several other offences.

Amid doubt over the resulting driving ban, Judge Robert Adams yesterday confirmed it was 57 months, at least 21 months of which will follow Ashman’s release from prison, on licence.