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Man two times over drink drive limit jailed over crash which killed Hook mum

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Man two times over drink drive limit jailed over crash which killed Hook mum

Published at 10:35am 8th February 2019.

A drink driver whose passenger was killed following a crash in Odiham has been jailed for six years.

30-year-old Tenny Turner was almost two times over the drink drive limit when his car left the road on the A287, before striking a number of trees and overturning.

One of the passengers, 31-year-old mum of three Roxanne Moran, was thrown from the vehicle in the crash on 25 February 2017 and died of her injuries in hospital five days later.

Officers initially arrested a 22-year-old man from Camberley after the collision, before learning that Turner had been behind the wheel.

Turner, of Hound Green Road in Hook, was interviewed by police and charged with causing death by driving without due care and attention whilst over the prescribed alcohol limit, and possessing cocaine.

He pleaded guilty at a previous hearing, before the sentencing at Winchester Crown Court, where he was handed a six year sentence for causing Roxanne’s death, and an eight month sentence to run concurrently for possessing cocaine.

In addition, he was disqualified from driving for nine years and will be required to take an extended retest when this ban expires.

PC Mark Furse of Hampshire Constabulary's Serious Collision Investigation Unit said:

“This was a tragic case which once again highlights the catastrophic consequences that drink and careless driving can have.

“Time and time again we try and educate people around the dangers, yet there are still people on our roads who persistently ignore this.

“I hope this case serves as a reminder to anyone who considers getting behind the wheel having had a drink, or allows their attention to lapse whilst driving, of the risks that this poses not only to your life but to the lives of others.

“Our thoughts are with Roxanne’s family at this time.”

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