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Charlie Deutsch jailed for 10 months for dangerous driving

Charlie Deutsch after winning the Lanzarote Hurdle on Yala Enki (Simon Cooper/PA)

Jockey Charlie Deutsch has been sentenced to 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to dangerous driving while over the drink drive limit in March.

The 21-year-old, who rides principally for Venetia Williams, was handed his punishment at Gloucester Crown Court on Thursday.

A court spokeswoman confirmed Deutsch’s sentence and added that the jockey will be disqualified from driving for 17 months and was also ordered to pay compensation to a police officer who was injured.

Deutsch won the 2016 Lanzarote Hurdle and the Grand National Trial at Haydock earlier this year on the Williams-trained Yala Enki.

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