POLICE have vowed to crack down on dangerous drivers after the jailing of a show-off teenager who left a mother with life changing injuries. 

Keith Lowres, aged 18 was jailed for three years and eight months for a string of driving offences culminating in the crash which injured Kristina Brothers as she picked up her nine-year-old daughter from primary school.

After the case, Superintendent Ben Asprey, formerly of the Roads Policing Team, said: ‘As a result of this man’s driving, a woman was seriously injured and continues to recover at home. My thoughts are with her and her family.

‘Dangerous driving will not be tolerated in Devon and Cornwall and those who choose to engage in this behaviour can expect to find themselves brought before the courts, and in this case, sent to prison.

‘As part of our approach, we continue to run Operation Dragoon which aims to identify road users that create a risk to themselves or others by their use of vehicles on the road networks.

'Subjects are identified, in the main, from intelligence and are risk assessed, graded and then proactive measures put in place to safeguard the subject and the wider community. 


‘Officers particularly target offenders who drive whilst disqualified, drive whilst impaired, drive dangerously and fail to stop for police. 

‘Lowres was identified as a high-risk target under Operation Dragoon and today, as a result of his decision to drive a car in such a manner, without consideration for the consequences and with no regard to other road users, he has been jailed for his actions.

'If the public are aware of someone who they believe poses a risk to themselves or the public due to this, then Devon and Cornwall Police urge people to report this through the usual means or via Crimestoppers, and reference Op Dragoon.’