A man has disqualified from driving for six years and given a six month curfew after being convicted of dangerous driving on the A343 near Andover.
Jeremy Harwood, a 61-year-old from Salisbury was also ordered to pay £3,600 and given a 12 month prison sentence, suspended for two years at Winchester Crown Court after he was found guilty of dangerous driving.
At around 9.50am on December 9, 2013, Mr Harwood was driving his Jaguar on the A343 between Andover and Salisbury when he tried to overtake multiple cars. As he did this his car collided with the vehicle coming towards him, resulting in a six vehicle collision including an overturned lorry.
Six people suffered minor injuries and the road was blocked for several hours causing disruption to motorists.
Mr Harwood was subsequently interviewed and charged with dangerous driving. He was convicted following a five day trial last month.
Inspector Kirsty Shannon said “Mr Harwoods driving clearly fell far below that of a competent and careful driver and it was obvious to witnesses that driving that way was dangerous.”
“The court result reflects the seriousness of his driving behaviour. We are very fortunate that nobody was killed or seriously injured.”