Four years jail for driver who hit speeds of 120 mph and caused double fatal crash on Cambs bypass
A DRUNK driver who killed a couple in a head-on collision as they headed to the airport for a holiday, has been jailed.
Ben Edwards, 26, was driving on the wrong side of the road at speeds of about 120 mph when he crashed into the other car on the A142 bypass almost five years ago.
Edwards, of Northfield Road, Soham, was jailed for four years at Cambridge Crown Court today (Thursday) and disqualified for five years.
The court heard Paul Adams, 40, and Kathryn Dunn, 26, were on their way to the airport for a holiday in the Dominican Republic on March 11, 2007.
Edwards received serious injuries which meant he was not fit to face trial and pleaded not guilty at a previous hearing.
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He denied causing death by dangerous driving, but was found guilty of two counts at Cambridge Crown Court on Wednesday, January 25.
PC Steve Edwards said: “This case has been extremely complicated and taken a long time to come to court.
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“On Sunday it will be five years since the collision so I’m glad Edwards has been brought to justice.
“He was over the drink drive limit and travelling at almost twice the speed limit.
“The death of this couple was a result of his dangerous driving.
“While nothing can stop the hurt felt by the couple’s families, I hope today’s conviction will bring them some comfort.”