A drunk-driver who killed a mum sleeping in her tent when he crashed into a campsite was has been jailed for more than eight years.

Jake Waterhouse, 26, careered off the road to smashed into the quiet county campsite at 2am to plough through a row of tents.

Mum-of-two Anna Evans, 46, was hit by Waterhouse's car and spent eight days in hospital before she died from her injuries.

Artist Anna was one of four people struck when uninsured driver Waterhouse careered off the road into the 22-acre campsite after drinking heavily.

Three other campers were also injured when Waterhouse lost control of a friend's Subaru Impreza and crashed into the Rhyd y Galen campsite near Caernarfon, north Wales.

She died ten days after being taken to hospital after failing to recover from her injuries.

Mr Waterhouse of Hazel Walk, Partington, Greater Manchester appeared before Llandudno magistrates soon after.

He pleaded guilty to causing serious injury to Mrs Evans by dangerous driving, failing to provide a breath specimen and driving without a licence or insurance.

Magistrates heard that Waterhouse took "full responsibility for the devastating events".

Prosecutor Gareth Parry said Waterhouse had been drinking heavily before getting behind the wheel and had left Mrs Evans with fatal injuries.

Carys Parry, defending, said that Waterhouse "takes full responsibility for the devastating events at the campsite." She added: "He is truly and deeply remorseful for his actions.

“His thoughts the last two days have been with the victim of his offending and her family.

“He accepts he is facing a lengthy sentence as a result of his actions.

“In his own words, he said: 'I deserve to be punished'."

At the time of her death, her son Richard wrote: "Tonight I had to say goodbye to the most amazing woman I've ever known.

"It was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. She was my mother, my best friend, my rock and I'm going to miss her so so much.

"She inspired me to do music, art and to always 'do the next interesting thing'. I know I'll do you proud.

"I love you, Mam. I hope you're dreaming of a starry night.

"Here's to the next interesting thing."

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