Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a man has been sentenced for causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drugs.
Alexander Rees, aged 20, of Bramley Road, Aylesbury, was sentenced to a 12 months’ sentence suspended for two years at Luton Crown Court today (16/2).
Rees was also banned from driving for a period of two years and will have to take an extended re-test.
Rees was given an electronic curfew tag for 12 months’ and order to carry out 250 hours unpaid community work.
At a previous court hearing Rees pleaded guilty to one count of causing death by careless driving whilst under the influence of drugs.
Investigating officer, PC Sandra Terry of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “On 15th April last year Alexander Rees was driving his Ford Fiesta along the B489 Tring Road in Ivinghoe when he started to turn right into Beacon Road.
“As he made this manoeuvre, Rees failed to see an Aprilia motorcycle, which was being ridden by 58-year-old Albert Domeney.
“Rees’s car then collided with Mr Domeney’s motorcycle, causing serious injuries to Mr Domeney who sadly later died of his injuries.
“Rees failed an initial road-side drugs test and was arrested at the scene. Rees failed a further drugs test at a police station and it was established he had smoked cannabis prior to the collision.
“Sadly, this is yet another avoidable death on our roads where a driver has failed to understand the dangers of drugs driving. All I can hope for is that this case serves as education to other motorists who think that drink and drug-driving is acceptable, and they subsequently change their behaviour.
“Our thoughts remain with Mr Domeney’s family at this extremely difficult time.”