A MAN has pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving in icy weather last winter.

Sion Goodman Williams, 34, of Westbourne Terrace, Llangollen, caused injury to Anthony Rofe by colliding with his vehicle on December 9, 2017.

Rhian Jackson, prosecuting, told Wrexham Magistrates Court that at 11.05am Williams had been driving along the A539 in heavy snow which had caused the road to become wet and icy.

Mr Rofe was driving, with his wife in the passenger seat, in the opposite direction and saw Williams' car travelling quickly around a corner in front of them, causing it to clip a section of ice and crash into Mr Rofe's car.

Damage was caused to both vehicles.

Mr Rofe suffered a fractured sternum, two broken ribs and a chipped bone in his wrist.

Mrs Rofe suffered bruising and swelling to the cheek while Williams had a concussion and a cut.

Mr Rofe had reported that Williams was driving too fast bearing in mind icy weather conditions.

Williams was also found to have 130 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, above the legal limit of 80 milligrams. He was also found with cocaine in his system.

Mrs Jackson told the court Mr and Mrs Rofe had time off work due to their injuries and had been left mentally scarred and upset by the collision.

Euros Jones, prosecuting, said Williams had not been intending to drive on December 9 because of drinking and taking cocaine the night before but could not get a lift to work.

Williams fully accepts what he did was wrong, was remorseful and has not driven since the incident.

Carol Lloyd, chairing the magistrates' bench, gave Williams a six month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

He was disqualified from driving for two years and will have to complete an extended driving test to regain his licence.

He was also ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and was charged a £115 victim surcharge and £85 in costs to the court.