Fa­tal crash drunk driver im­pris­oned

The Oban Times - - News -

A DRUNK driver who killed a Mull vet af­ter down­ing cider and whisky and speed­ing at 95mph in his hired Maserati was jailed for 12 years at Glas­gow High Court last week.

Thomas Wain­wright, 27, who was on the wrong side of the road, ploughed into a Ber­lingo van driven by Theresa Wade, 29, on the A849 at Craignure on Oc­to­ber 28, 2015. Wain­wright tried to blame Ms Wade for the crash.

Sen­tenc­ing, Judge John Mor­ris QC said he had dif­fi­culty find­ing any mit­i­gat­ing fac­tors, branded him ‘ar­ro­gant’, and also banned Wain­wright from driv­ing for 15 years.

Theresa’s part­ner Charles Pease, paid an emo­tional trib­ute to her, say­ing: ‘I have too many happy rec­ol­lec­tions of Theresa to let Thomas Wain­wright spoil them.’

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