A drug driver who killed a bicycle owner from Edgworth in a crash has been jailed for seven years.
Jonathon Ramsbottom was driving a van alongside Burnley Highway, Todmorden, on the morning of Might 9 final 12 months, when he struck a bicycle being ridden by Stephen White.
Mr White, aged 54 and from Bolton in Lancashire, suffered severe accidents and died away in hospital a short while after.
Ramsbottom, of Hind Hill Avenue, Heywood in Manchester, was discovered to have 200 micrograms of Benzoylecgonine – a serious metabolite of cocaine – in 100millilitres of blood.
This was in extra of 4 instances the required authorized restrict.
He was charged with inflicting demise by driving with out due care whereas unfit by way of medicine and appeared at Bradford Crown Courtroom the place he pleaded responsible.
In sentencing Ramsbottom, 37, the Decide stated that he would have jailed him for ten years had he opted for trial.
Talking after sentencing, Detective Constable Simon Marshall, of the Main Collision and Enquiry Workforce, stated: “This sentence displays the severity of the results of driving whereas below the affect of medicine, and may function a warning to anybody who believes they will accomplish that safely.”
Tributes poured in for Mr White following his demise.
He was a eager runner and bicycle owner.
In a press release launched shortly after his demise, his household stated: “Stephen was a a lot beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and pal to so many and shall be terribly missed by all that knew him.”