A “SHOW-OFF” property developer who was high on cocaine when he crashed his Porsche, seriously injuring his passenger, was snapped openly taking drugs after his arrest.
Millionaire Martin Skinner, 40, caused life-changing injuries to his female passenger when he smashed up his supercar last year.
Martin Skinner, 40, drove his flashy McLaren supercar to court[/caption]
Skinner smashed his 190mph Porsche into a tree in West Sussex last year[/caption]
He was sentenced to 22 months in jail, with the judge branding him “arrogant” after he turned up two hours late to court in his McLaren sports car claiming his alarm had failed to wake him.
But The Sun can reveal that just months after Skinner was in the crash he was snapped openly taking cocaine during a business meeting with colleagues before jumping into his £150,000 Aston Martin.
Skinner, who has a multi-million pound home in Knightsbridge, London, regularly posed with his fleet of supercars on Instagram.
But since his conviction his property companies, Inspire Asset Management and Inspired Developments London, have gone into administration.
Skinner had previously claimed that he had built the company to be worth £500million.
A source told The Sun: “He is a complete arrogant a*******, he just doesn’t care about anything or anyone but himself.
“He carried on taking cocaine and driving. During a business meeting at his house he said that he needed to take a line and then pushed the leftovers to the middle of the table.
“It was shocking really, and he got into his car and sped off after that. It wasn’t long after the crash and he didn’t seem to care about his victim at all.”
MILLIONAIRE LEFT PASSENGER WITH BRAIN INJURIES
Skinner, 40, smashed into a tree in his high-powered 190mph Porsche after taking cocaine on the evening of August 24 last year.
He hit the tree with such force that the engine came out of the car – and the crash left his 30-year-old female passenger with brain injuries.
Skinner persuaded the woman to get in the £140,000 Porsche 911 GT3 and guide him to a local shop in the village of Rudgwick near Horsham, West Sussex.
He tested positive for cocaine on a roadside drugs test before he was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Skinner initially pleaded not guilty to careless driving and failing to provide a specimen for analysis.
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He had claimed the crash was “caused by a defective road surface”.
And he said he failed to provide a specimen “because he was not fit enough to give his consent at that time”.
But after legal advice, Skinner changed his pleas to guilty.
Skinner was jailed for 22 months for careless driving and failing to provide a sample[/caption]
He hit the tree with such force the engine flew out of the high-powered car[/caption]