A 19-year-old P-plater has escaped a prison sentence after snaking his car for “entertainment” that saw a female passenger flung from the vehicle as it rolled. Edwin Martin Savery, 19, appeared in Katanning’s Magistrates Court on Tuesday pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm and operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level exceeding 0.02. Police prosecutor Sgt Milne told the court that on January 1 Savery had been drinking with colleagues when he drove two friends to pick up alcohol from the Pingrup Caravan Park on Nyabing-Pingrup road. While driving, Savery began to swerve his Nissan Patrol ute left to right repeatedly, causing him to lose control and roll the vehicle. The female passenger, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the car and trapped under the flipped vehicle. Savery called triple-0 at the scene where he later recorded a 0.035 blood alcohol reading. The passenger sustained severe head injuries and was flown to Royal Perth Hospital where she was placed in an induced coma for five days. She requires ongoing rehabilitation to improve speech and motor skills. Savery’s defence lawyer Ms Bourne told the court her client, who was 18 at the time, was extremely remorseful and took full responsibility for his actions. Ms Bourne said he struggled to sleep at night and often felt sick and panicked about what happened. Savery had recently accepted a full-time job with CBH and was celebrating a successful harvest with friends and colleagues. Magistrate Dianne Scadden said the accident was easily avoidable had Savery said no to driving to and from the caravan park, or no to drinking in the first instance. Ms Scadden said Savery’s choice to drink and drive dangerously had left significant and lifelong damage to an individual. Savery was handed a 10-month prison sentence, which was suspended for 12 months, a $600 fine, and his licence cancelled for two years.