Sunday 15 August 2010

Judge decides driving at 71 mph in a 30 mph zone is ‘careless’

A BOY racer in a £30,000 Range Rover who killed a pedestrian was locked up for 18 months yesterday.

[No, he was sentenced to 18 months, which means he will be locked up for only 9 months.]

Ross McChrystral, 20, was doing 71 mph in a 30mph zone just before he hit pedestrian Edward Devlin. He had only had the powerful 4x4 for 11 days.

McChrystal was charged with causing death by dangerous driving but his guilty plea to the lesser charge of causing death by careless driving was accepted.

[Why did the judge do this? For reasons of judicial convenience?]

Sending out a message that killer drivers will always be reunited with their driving licences

He was banned from driving for five years.