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David Logan, a persistent drink-driver, has been jailed for killing a father and his two children in a crash while they were out for a Father’s Day walk.
Logan drove into Joshua Flynn, 37, Coby-Jay, 15, and Skylar, 12, in Abbey Road in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, on 21 June 2020.
He is 42 years old.
David Logan Killed A Family In Crash
The supermarket worker of Broughton Road in Dalton was driving his Peugeot 206 when it mounted the curb and hit the family, the court heard.
All three died at the scene, and the family’s Yorkshire terrier Troy, the hearing was told.
Logan was slurring his speech and staggering on his feet when he was pulled from his car, which was left embedded in a tree.
He said he suffered coughing fits causing him to blackout, but the judge said this in itself meant he should never have got behind the wheel.
Logan was taken to hospital with a broken arm, and his alcohol intake was determined by doing a “back-calculation,” which gave a reading of 141mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood.
The legal limit is 80mg.
Logan Jailed For 10 Years
The 47-year-old admitted causing death by dangerous driving and driving over the alcohol limit.
He was jailed for ten years and ten months at Preston Crown Court.
Logan, who also admitted criminal damage relating to the family’s dog, which also died at the scene, was also banned from driving for 16 years and five months.
The sixth time Logan had been convicted of drink-related driving offenses over 20 years, the court heard.
Passing sentence, Mr. Justice Hilliard said: “He’s proceeded as though the road traffic rules did not apply to him.
“In continuing to drive, the defendant must have known he was putting the safety of others at serious risk.
“I have no doubt the defendant must have known he should not have been driving a car at all until his condition had been diagnosed and treated.”