Over the limit on cocaine he gets just 16 months for killing a bride-to-be in crash. Judge is an idiot
I’ve asked this question before and I ask it once again; What on earth is going on inside the mind of our judges.
Take the shocking case of Ella Cooper. She was with her fiancé David and they were on the way to lay flowers on her father’s grave.
In a matter of weeks Ella, a 37-year-old successful businesswoman, and David were due to married.
That big day never happened. She was driving her VW UP on a rural Dorset road back in February 2020 when an Isuzu D-Max pick-up truck crashed into her.
That truck was driven by Daniel Samways, aged 37 who worked in a lumber mill. All three were taken to hospital. Ella never made it.
When in Salisbury hospital Samways had a blood test. And what do you think it showed?
Surprise! Surprise! It was found to contain a metabolite of cocaine. He had 52 micrograms per litre of blood. The legal limit is 50mg.
He had also drunk two pints of lager but was under the limit. Further he claimed the crash happened because he had fallen asleep as you do at 6pm in the evening.
How anybody could prove he had fallen asleep is quite beyond me. I see they rolled out the same defence for the Croydon tram driver who killed seven passengers.
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Samways of Sixpenny Handley, a village in Dorset, pleaded guilty at Bournemouth Crown Court to drug driving causing death by dangerous driving.
Instead of throwing the book at him for killing a woman who had such a rosy future in front Judge Brian Foster simply jailed Samways for 16 months.
The reality is that Samways will be out in five months or less. The judge is an idiot and should never be allowed to hear such cases again. Wholly incapable of handing out proper justice.
Ella’s family issues a moving statement which I hope the judge reads. It said; ‘’Ella, we’re so proud of everything you achieved in your life-a life which was cut too short.
‘’Your many travels and adventures showed us all how to enjoy life. Completing your MBA whilst working full time as head of Vitality Care reminded us all how tough and hard -working you always were.’’
Five months for destroying not just one life but also that of her fiancé. That sentence was criminal.
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