|Drug driver jailed for killing pedestrian
Guilty - Carl Bostock
A man who was under the influence of drugs when he crashed into a pedestrian has been jailed.
Carl Bostock (01/10/1988), of Stuart Avenue, Hindley Green, admitted causing death by driving without due care and attention while unfit through drugs at an earlier hearing.
Today, Monday 30 November 2009, he was sentenced to three years in prison at Liverpool Crown Court.
He was also disqualified from driving for four years.
At about 11.25pm on Friday 27 March 2009, Bostock, who was driving a Ford Escort, collided with Peter Riley, aged 58, on St Helens Road, Leigh.
He was taken to the hospital with leg, arm and head injuries but died a short time later.
Peter was a widower who leaves behind a son, daughter and three grandchildren.
Police Constable David Erentz, from the Road Policing Unit, said: "We are once again faced with the reality of what can happen when you get behind the wheel when under the influence of drugs.
"Bostock unwittingly put himself and others in danger even before he got behind the wheel. Consequently his actions that evening ended with a family's world being turned upside down.
"Both Bostock and Peter's family now have to live with the consequences and I hope today's sentence will send a clear message to other motorists, especially in the lead up to Christmas, that getting behind the wheel under the influence of drugs can have tragic and profound consequences."