Saturday 11 September 2010

Cyclist killed by speeding drunk

A DRINK driver was three times the legal limit when he hit a cyclist fatally throwing him through the windscreen of his vehicle and onto a passenger.

Senior software consultant Konstantinos Tourlas died after suffering a broken neck when speeding motorist Andrzej Stankiewicz struck him head on after crossing onto the wrong side of the road.

Police calculated that he was driving at a speed of plus or minus 10 per cent at 71 mph at the time of the crash on the road which has a 60 mph limit.

The judge, Lord Bannatyne, deferred sentence on Stankiewicz for the preparation of background reports. He was remanded in custody and faces imprisonment for the offence
which carries a maximum penalty of 14 years.