Drink-driver ad­mits caus­ing man’s death

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Views -

A DRINK-DRIVER has ad­mit­ted killing an­other mo­torist on a road in Maesteg.

Ni­cholas Darkes, 26, ad­mit­ted be­ing over the drink-drive limit dur­ing the fa­tal smash on the A4063 road in Caerau.

Cardiff Crown Court heard fel­low driver Adam McGuire, 36, was killed in the three-car-col­li­sion last month.

Darkes ad­mit­ted caus­ing Mr Maguire’s death by care­less driv­ing while over the pre­scribed limit.

Darkes, of Neath, ap­peared via video link from HMP Cardiff and spoke only to con­firm his name and en­ter his pleas.

Recorder of Cardiff Eleri Rees ad­journed sen­tenc­ing un­til Fe­bru­ary 26 when Darkes will at­tend.

Po­lice said three ve­hi­cles were in­volved in the crash on Caerau, Maesteg, shortly after 10.30pm on Wed­nes­day Jan­uary 10.

They said Mr Maguire, from Maesteg, was be­hind the wheel of his sil­ver Ford Fo­cus when he died.

Fol­low­ing the crash the fam­ily of Mr Maguire said he would be “greatly missed”.

They said: “Adam was a love­able rogue, a gen­tle gi­ant, a lov­ing son, brother and un­cle who will be greatly missed.

“He was a care­free brother and son who loved his fam­ily es­pe­cially his nieces and neph­ews.

“Adam had a pas­sion for mo­tor­bikes and through­out his child­hood he played rugby and just en­joyed life.

“Adam is known to the lo­cal com­mu­nity and in Maesteg and will be greatly missed.”

Vic­tim Adam McGuire

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