Four years in jail for fatal hit and run
A MOTORIST today faces four years in jail after he killed an Ipswich father in a hit and run incident on New Year's Day.Martin Law, 22, of Sandpiper Close, Haverhill was found guilty of causing the death of 28-year-old Wayne Goode of Broomhill by dangerous driving.
A MOTORIST today faces four years in jail after he killed an Ipswich father in a hit and run incident on New Year's Day.
Martin Law, 22, of Sandpiper Close, Haverhill was found guilty of causing the death of 28-year-old Wayne Goode of Broomhill by dangerous driving.
Mr Goode died of multiple injuries when he was hit by Law's transit van on the A134 near Sudbury.
Both Mr Goode and Law were under the influence of alcohol.
Judge John Devaux said to Law at Ipswich Crown Court: "You did not stay there to face the music, help the authorities or to find out if he was alive or dead."
Law was also disqualified from driving for five years and will then have to take an extended test.
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Mr Goode's girlfriend Nikki Page said: "I am as pleased as I can be, but he is still dead. Wayne lives on through his two year old son Sonny."
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