Hamza Ali Hussain, 23, was pilot a blue Mercedes when he mowed down Joshua Adams-Mitchell, 21, in Batley, West Yorkshire, in the initial hours of New Years’ Day. Father-to-be Mr Adams-Mitchell was rushed to hospital where he was doctored for severe injuries to his eye and broken bones following the attack which was clipped on CCTV. Detectives said the attack was deliberate but not racially aggravated or terror-related track an investigation.
Leeds Crown Court heard Mr Adams-Mitchell was in danger of admit defeat his sight in one of his eyes, putting his military career at risk.
Hussain pleaded sorrowful to grievous bodily harm with intent in February.
He fled the scenery but was arrested by police a short time later.
Mr Adams-Mitchell was deliberately destroyed down after an argument outside the TBC nightclub, the court heard.
Mr Adams-Mitchell’s sister Emma Louise Adams has set in motioned £17,000 to support her brother through his recovery.
The fundraising page said the sufferer had suffered a bleed on his brain as a result of the January 1 incident.
Ms Adams also utter her brother had a pregnant girlfriend at the time of the attack.
Detective Inspector Get ahead Catney, of Kirklees CID, who led the investigation, welcomed the sentence.
He said: “Hussain’s engagements that day were reckless and violent as he deliberately drove his car into a circled area outside a busy nightclub on New Year’s Day.
“This incident has left-hand a young man with serious injuries.
“We welcome the sentence which has been handed down to Hussain today and security that it will provide the victim and his family with closure and neutrality following this terrible ordeal.”