Single mother high on cocaine when she hit a cyclist

Single mother high on cocaine when she hit a cyclist

Single mother, 32, high on cocaine when she hit a cyclist claims she took Class A drug to ‘cope with anniversary of premature twins’ deaths’

  • Emily Brown, 32, was high on cocaine when she hit cyclist  Stuart Crowther
  • She claimed she had taken the drug to cope with death anniversary of her twins 
  • Brown was later jailed for a year at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court 

A single mother was high on cocaine when she ploughed into a cyclist while driving her children home from school.

Emily Brown, 32, was more than six times the drug-drive limit when she hit Stuart Crowther at 25mph, fracturing his skull. 

The lettings agent claimed she had taken the drug 48 hours earlier to cope with the sixth anniversary of the deaths of her premature twins.

Single mother Emily Brown, 32, was high on cocaine when she ploughed into a cyclist while driving her children home from school


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Brown also said she was distracted by her daughters, aged five and 13, trying to turn on the car radio. 

However, test results following the crash in Oldham last October showed she may have taken the Class A drug 12 hours beforehand.

She had 332 milligrams of cocaine in 100 millilitres of blood – more than six times the limit of 50mg. 

In July, Brown was jailed for a year at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court after admitting drug-driving and dangerous driving.

Mr Crowther, 58, spent three weeks in hospital.

In a nationwide police crackdown, an average of 37 motorists a day failed tests for banned substances. (Stock image)

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