Man Charged Over Festival Death

A man’s been charged (Monday, December 13, 2010) by police investigating a fatal road traffic collision on the Isle of Wight.

James Daniel Slater, aged 33, of Heene Terrace, Worthing, West Sussex, answered bail at Eastleigh Police Station in Hampshire after he was arrested and questioned by police on September 12, 2010.

Mr Slater faces a charge of causing death by driving without due care and attention while being over the drink drive limit.

He was bailed to appear before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Thursday, December 30, 2010.

The charge follows enquiries led by Hampshire Constabulary’s Road Death Investigation Team (RDIT).

A 20-year-old man from Wales, also arrested in relation to the collision in September, was released from bail with no further action.

Henry Martin Minns, aged 19, from Penryn, Cornwall was walking along Mersley Down Road shortly after midnight on Sunday, September 12, 2010 when he died after being involved in an alleged collision with a silver Ford Focus.

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