A judge said Neil Wright's actions put lives in danger in the air and on the ground.
Drink-driver Dominic O'Neill was handcuffed and placed in the back of the police car, but "managed to drive off".
A man in his 20s remains in serious condition after the crash in Eyres Monsell on 7 November.
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The "Famous Fifty" were specially selected volunteers from the Coalville area who went to fight at the Western Front in 1914.
Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's Premier League game between West Ham United and Leicester City.
Team news as Leicester host Worcester in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Welford Road (15:00 GMT).
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