Video: 11 years for drunk Bradford driver who ploughed into nightclub crowd

CCTV footage that has been released following the chaotic driving by Istahar Ali. Ali was jailed at Bradford Crown Court for 11 years. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
CCTV footage that has been released following the chaotic driving by Istahar Ali. Ali was jailed at Bradford Crown Court for 11 years. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

A DRUNK driver who caused catastrophic injuries when he deliberately ploughed into a group of people outside Bradford nightclub has been jailed for 11 years.

Istahar Ali, 19, destroyed Luke Harris’s life when he dragged him under his car for at least 30 yards, only stopping when his trapped body prevented the vehicle moving further forward, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Mr Harris, a store manager, suffered such devastating injuries that his family expected to lose him, prosecutor Heather Gilmore said.

Ali pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent, dangerous driving and causing actual bodily harm.

His co-accused, Tanweer Khan, 27, pleaded guilty to affray and was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment.

The court heard Khan hit a member of the public with a bottle when people tried to detain him at the scene.

CCTV footage that has been released following the chaotic driving by Istahar Ali. Ali was jailed at Bradford Crown Court for 11 years. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

CCTV footage that has been released following the chaotic driving by Istahar Ali. Ali was jailed at Bradford Crown Court for 11 years. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

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