Pete Doherty's manager sent to jail
Pete Doherty's manager has been given a 12-month jail term after a court heard he ran into a pedestrian delivering local newsletters then drove off at speed.
Andrew Boyd admitted a string of motoring offences including dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and driving without a licence or insurance, and was told that he would be eligible for release on licence in six months.
Ipswich Crown Court heard that 43-year-old Chris Corder suffered "catastrophic" brain injuries and had been left in a coma.
Prosecutor Steven Dyble said Boyd had been driving Doherty's Daimler when he hit Mr Corder in Hadleigh in September 2009.
He said Boyd's four-year-old son had been in the back, and told the court that police found the car in a body repair shop in London.
When Boyd arrived at court, one of Mr Corder's relatives called him "scum".
Mr Corder's sister, Jennie, said after the hearing that the sentence was "nothing".
"I really would have liked him to get a longer sentence. Six months of somebody's life is nothing compared to what my brother is going to have to live through and what we are going to live through," she said.