Video captures disqualified driver crashing into Horam shop

A disqualified driver who abandoned his car after crashing into a shop wall has been jailed.

This shocking footage shows the moment Timothy Malone loses control of his orange BMW M3 and collides with the Co-Op in High Street, Horam, near Heathfield.

The 35-year-old is then captured on CCTV making off from the scene of the incident, which occurred shortly before midnight on Tuesday 6 November.

Officers made attempts to locate Malone, a company director, of Foots Lane, Burwash, and he later presented himself to Eastbourne custody on Monday 12 November.

He was subsequently charged with driving while disqualified, driving without due care and attention, driving without insurance and failing to stop after a road traffic collision.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court the same day, where he was further charged with committing an offence while subject to a suspended prison sentence.

Malone pleaded guilty to all offences and was sentenced to a total of nine months’ imprisonment. He was also disqualified from driving for 64 months and four days from the date of his release, and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £115 victim surcharge.

His sentence takes into account the seriousness of the offence and his previous offending history, which includes at least four convictions for drink-driving.

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