Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Woman Jailed for Car Crash That Killed Young Father

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Woman Jailed for Car Crash That Killed Young Father

Article excerpt

A north woman who crashed a car carrying eight passengers while over the drink-drive limit, killing a young father, was yesterday jailed for 30 months.

Carole Watkins had got behind the wheel after a wedding reception because she decided her husband had drunk too much to drive, Cardiff Crown Court heard.

But the 44-year-old had herself had two large glasses of red wine and drove the overloaded Vauxhall Astra - it had three passengers in the boot - erratically before losing control and crashing.

Back seat passenger Nathan Brown, 22, who was married and had an 18-month-old daughter, was killed instantly. It had been his sister's wedding reception.

Everyone else in the car, including Watkins, was injured in the accident on the A40 between Whitchurch and Monmouth last September.

Nicholas Gareth Jones, prosecuting, said that after the crash, Watkins, who was twice over the limit, was heard to say: "I have killed him, I have killed him, I am drunk, I am drunk, I shouldn't have been driving. …

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