Drink driver jailed for five years for killing his brother after losing control at 90mph

A MAN who killed his brother in a car crash has been sentenced to five years imprisonment.Mark Raftery, 36, was driving a Subaru Impreza along the A141 Isle of Ely Way, March, Cambridgeshire, when he lost control, causing fatal injuries to his brother

A MAN who killed his brother in a car crash has been sentenced to five years' imprisonment.

Mark Raftery, 36, was driving a Subaru Impreza along the A141 Isle of Ely Way, March, Cambridgeshire, when he lost control, causing fatal injuries to his brother Kevin. The crash happened on October 18, 2008.

Raftery, of Osbourne Road, Wisbech, pleaded guilty to death by dangerous driving and was sentenced on Wednesday at Cambridge Crown Court.

Inspector Alan Page from the roads policing unit, said: "This has been a particularly traumatic case for the family - they lost one son, and the other has been sentenced for his death.


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"This was also intensive for the investigating officers as Mark Raftery originally claimed to have no memory of the crash and could not remember if he was driving or not. However he was placed in the driver's seat following forensic tests."

The court heard that Raftery had 19 previous convictions for 41 offences. At the time of the crash he was driving at around 90mph whilst around three times over the drink drive limit.

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