A drug driver who killed a pensioner was driving “too fast, too inexperienced in a too powerful car”. Bristol Crown Court heard mechanic Russell Vines was uninsured when testing a two-litre Honda Prelude which he hadn’t driven before on the B3134 road near his then home in Burrington Combe. As he rounded a left hand bend at speed he lost control of the car and span without braking into the path of a Hyundai driven by Winstone Cotterell, 74, with his wife Janet, 75. The court heard Mrs Cotterell suffered serious multiple injuries but Mr Cotterell, who was trapped in his vehicle, died later at Southmead Hospital. Vines, 19 at the time but now aged 20, of Banwell, pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drugs and causing death while uninsured in February last year. Judge William Hart jailed him for three-and-a-half years. He told a tearful Vines: “February 11, 2018, was a great tragedy occurred in the life of the Cotterell family, and a great tragedy for you.” Vines was banned from driving for four years and nine months and told to take an extended driving test. Robin Shellard, prosecuting, told the court… Read full this story
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