Serial drink-driver jailed for biker's death

TWO previous convictions, no licence and now this. Are we too soft on repeat offenders?

AN UNLICENSED drink driver who killed motorcyclist in a head-on smash after downing six bottles of lager has been jailed for six years.

Dimitri Desmond Wright, aged 35, was found guilty of causing the death of Steven Eames, 51, in September this year after ploughing his father's car into the path of the biker.

Wright had taken the vehicle without his father's consent.

Sheffield Crown Court also heard Wright had two previous convictions for drink driving and has never held a driving licence.

Sentencing Wright to six years in jail, Judge Alan Goldsack QC told Wright, of The Meads, Norton, he had shown "total disregard of the laws" and caused the death of "a patently good man".

He said: "You were behind the wheel of a powerful motor car which you had no right to be driving. You did not have the permission of the owner, not least because he knew you had no insurance to drive. You have never held a full licence.

"And you were well over the drink-drive limit with alcohol in your body.

"That total disregard of the laws which apply to all motorists is something you have shown consistently over a number of years, with two previous convictions for driving over the prescribed limit."

Wright was also ordered to take an extended test.

Lifetime ban, anyone?