Friday 5 February 2016

He’s Scum, But He’s Not ‘Wholly Responsible’, Is He?

Friends and relatives of Matthew Preece, 21, of Lindfield, and Marc Martin, 22, of Haywards Heath, who died in hospital from their injuries, said they hold driver Kyle Witney wholly responsible for their deaths.
Witney, 21, of Finches Lane, Lindfield, was jailed for six years on Friday and banned from driving for seven years from the date of his release after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving in November.
Did he plough into them as they walked or drove home? No. They were in the car with him.
Police believed the trio of friends had been out partying that night and he drove at between 80 mph and 100 mph in the 60 mph limit. Tests revealed Witney had cannabinoids – compounds commonly found in cannabis – in his system.
Are we supposed to believe they were as sober as judges themselves, and yet somehow unable to prevent his actions or decide to get a taxi instead?

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