Drunk driver who hit cyclist before fleeing scene and continuing to drink given two years in prison

Cyclist left with serious head injuries in crash

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A drunk driver from Lincolnshire who hit and injured a cyclist before fleeing the scene and driving home where he carried on drinking has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Robert Foster, 49, was estimated to have been at more than double the legal blood alcohol limit when he hit a cyclist with his silver BMW in Stamford, Lincolnshire on the evening of September 10, 2016.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.