In court on September 1 Judge Stead accepted that Chendjou-Tamba had not been driving badly for a protracted period of time or travelling at excessive speed and so sentenced him to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years and ordered him to do 150 hours unpaid work.
Chendjou-Tamba, of Langley Drive, Deane, was also banned from driving for four years after which he will have to take an extended driving test.
But Cameroon-born Chendjou-Tamba flouted the court's decision, and at 5am the morning after the sentence hearing he climbed behind the wheel of his Toyota Corolla — the same vehicle involved in the collision — and drove to work.*sighs*
This was confirmed when police viewed the company's CCTV and saw him driving into the premises.
Chendjou-Tamba pleaded guilty to driving while banned and breaching a suspended prison sentence. Judge Stead activated the suspended prison sentence, jailing Chendjou-Tamba for 18 months.Well, at least he didn't just give him another suspended sentence. That's what they usually do.
Mr Taylor's wife, Rebecca said she was shocked that Chendjou-Tamba had driven again. She said: "Part of being remorseful is facing up to the consequences of your actions.
"At the time we just wanted the right verdict. We weren't bothered about him going to prison because we thought he was remorseful.
"This has completely thrown us. He dragged us through the whole court process, which was painful enough, and this has just brought it all back.
"I am shocked because he came across as an honest man."Well, his brief no doubt made it seem as if he was. But then, that's his job.