Death crash driver avoids prison term

A FATHER-of-two has avoided a prison sentence after being found not guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.Richard Newport, 36, of Lincoln Avenue, Saxmundham, was found guilty of a lesser charge of careless driving at Ipswich Crown Court.

A FATHER-of-two has avoided a prison sentence after being found not guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.

Richard Newport, 36, of Lincoln Avenue, Saxmundham, was found guilty of a lesser charge of careless driving at Ipswich Crown Court.

He was given seven penalty points, fined £750 and ordered to pay £50 costs.

Afterwards, he spoke of his sorrow for his part in the accident, which killed 17-year-old Sam Kerry, of Debenham, on December 11 last year.


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