Drunk driver is jailed for six months after two teenagers died in crash between his car and a motorbike while he was twice the limit as jury clear him of causing death by careless driving
Stephen Lloyd, 60, of Walsall, was twice the legal limit when he crashed into a motorbike with resulted in the deaths of two teenage boys has been jailed for six months
A drunk driver who was twice the legal limit when he crashed into a motorbike which resulted in the deaths of two teenage boys has been jailed for six months.
Stephen Lloyd, 60, of Walsall, turned into the path of an oncoming motorbike as he swerved across the road into his driveway.
Driver Tarik Campbell, 18, and his passenger friend Alexander Lees, 19, were killed instantly in the horror crash on March 13 last year.
Lloyd was found guilty of drink driving but cleared of causing death by careless driving after a week-long trial.
He was jailed for six months and banned from driving for ten years and three months when he appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court today.
The court heard when Lloyd was breathalysed he was more than twice the legal drink drive limit of 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100ml of breath.
At the time of his death, Alexander‘s devastated parents paid tribute to their only son.
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Alexander‘s devastated parents paid tribute to their only son. They said: ‘Alex loved life. He could never sit still and was always on the go, he lived every moment to the fullest‘
They said: ‘Alex loved life. He could never sit still and was always on the go, he lived every moment to the fullest.
‘Standing at 6ft 4ins tall, he was a big character and always had amazing ideas.
‘His main love was for motorbikes, but he also loved computers and his guitar. Words cannot begin to express how much we will miss him.
‘Who knows what the future would have brought for our only son. He was taken, along with his friend Tarik far too soon. We love you and we miss you son.‘
In a statement, Tarik‘s family said: ‘Tarik was a well-loved son, grandson, brother, cousin and nephew.
‘As well as that he was a good friend and we couldn‘t be more proud of him.
‘He was a hardworking and well-mannered young man and a huge role model for all of his siblings.
‘He was a genuine kind-hearted person and his personality shined all the time. Tarik will be missed so much by everyone who knew him.‘