Drink-driver jailed over death crash
A drunken Mercedes driver, who mowed down a couple on a date – leaving one dead and the other in a coma – has been jailed for six years and eight months.
Ion Toader, 34, downed seven shots of cherry brandy, had a row with his girlfriend and then ignored pleas not to get behind the wheel.
Self-employed Toader had reached speeds of up to 64mph on Willesden High Road in London.
Ronald Cardenas, 32, died and his date Ruxandra Zavoianu, 28, suffered multiple injuries.