Fatal crash drunk driver imprisoned
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.’