Death crash man avoids a jail term

Oxford Mail: The case was heard at Oxford Crown Court The case was heard at Oxford Crown Court

A 40-YEAR-OLD has avoided a prison sentence for causing death by careless driving after a crash on the A34.

Steffan Leach, of Cherwell Drive, Birmingham, crashed his Mercedes Sprinter van into a Porsche Carrera on the southbound carriageway of the A34 at Weston-on-the-Green, near Bicester, on March 14 last year Guy Sturdey, 43, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, was fatally injured in the collision and died at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital on March 19.

Leach, who pleaded guilty, was ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid community work at Oxford Crown Court. He was also banned from driving for 12 months and told to pay a £60 victims’ surcharge.

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9:14am Mon 9 Jun 14

HomerSimpsonDoh says...

So you get banned from the driving for killing someone for the same length of time as if you were just slightly over the drink drive limit! The worlds gone mad.
So you get banned from the driving for killing someone for the same length of time as if you were just slightly over the drink drive limit! The worlds gone mad. HomerSimpsonDoh
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11:14am Mon 9 Jun 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

HomerSimpsonDoh wrote:
So you get banned from the driving for killing someone for the same length of time as if you were just slightly over the drink drive limit! The worlds gone mad.
Don't forget it's Oxford Crown Court, I expect if Saddam Hussein had been tried there, he would've been called a naughty boy, and told not to do it again.........Pathet
ic!
[quote][p][bold]HomerSimpsonDoh[/bold] wrote: So you get banned from the driving for killing someone for the same length of time as if you were just slightly over the drink drive limit! The worlds gone mad.[/p][/quote]Don't forget it's Oxford Crown Court, I expect if Saddam Hussein had been tried there, he would've been called a naughty boy, and told not to do it again.........Pathet ic! Dilligaf2010
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