Cyclist injured in crash after attempting to courageously stop drunk driver

Mr Veracruz received compensation from the driver who was given a suspended prison sentence

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A Worcestershire cyclist was dragged along the road by a car being driven by a driver three times over the drink drive limit, a court has heard.

However the driver Martin Davis has been spared jail, instead being handed a suspended eight months prison sentence. He has also been banned from driving for 28 months.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.