Cambridge: Drink Driver Jailed For Killing Student
3 March 2014, 10:43 | Updated: 3 March 2014, 10:53
A Cambridge man, who ran over and killed a pedestrian while above the drink drive limit, has been jailed.
31 year old Michael Crane from Sackville Close was travelling at 70 miles an hour in the 30 zone on King's Hedges Road when he hit 19 year old Hye Jun Lee.
He was sentenced on Friday (February 28) at Cambridge Crown Court.
Crane was driving a Mazda 323, stolen from his mother, and was over the legal drink-drive limit, when he hit the student on the evening of May 3 last year.
Crane was sentenced to 10 years for causing death by dangerous driving with a further two years added as he was described as 'posing a serious risk of harm to the public.'
He was also disqualified from driving for 12 years.
Judge Jonathan Haworth said it was "one of the worst, if not the very worst case of this kind to appear before me."
PC Pete Bimson said: "Crane's actions were not only dangerous, but the court has recognised that he poses a high risk to the public and that has been reflected in the sentence.
His actions were not only dangerous, but reckless, which cost Miss Lee her life.
This sentence does not make up for the loss of Miss Lee and my thoughts are with her family but I hope it acts as a warning to all motorists who feel they can ignore the law."