‘ban should be longer’

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Flying High -

Lynch’s 18-month driv­ing ban was bit­ter­sweet news for Mr Don­nelly’s fam­ily.

Speak­ing af­ter the sen­tenc­ing, his daugh­ter Kyla Don­nelly said: “We are glad that it is fi­nally over, but we’re not happy with the out­come. I wanted him [Lynch] off the road for longer. His ban should have been at least three years.

“I wouldn’t want to see any­one go­ing to prison, so I can un­der­stand the de­ci­sion for com­mu­nity ser­vice and a driv­ing ban.

“How­ever, he is a pro­fes­sional lorry driver – he should have known bet­ter and been more aware of his sur­round­ings.

“I hope when he gets his li­cence back he is more aware.”

Miss Don­nelly, who lives in Maid­stone, added: “Now it is over we can try and move on with our lives. If he had just pleaded guilty in the first place, it would have been done and dusted a long time ago.”

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