Man sentenced for causing death by careless driving – Maidenhead
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Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been sentenced for causing death by careless driving following a road traffic collision in Maidenhead.
At Reading Crown Court yesterday (6/1), Andrew Leonard, aged 47, of Bakers Lane was sentenced to a total of four years and four months’ imprisonment.
He previously pleaded guilty to one count each of causing death by careless driving whilst over the prescribed amount of alcohol and failing to stop after a collision.
On 22 September 2021, Leonard was driving along Henley Road when he overtook a Vauxhall Corsa in front of him.
The victim, David Greenleaf, was riding his motorcycle in front of the Corsa and was hit by Leonard as he overtook it, knocking David from his motorcycle.
Leonard did not stop at the scene.
Mr Greenleaf was taken to hospital, but very sadly died from his injuries on 6 October 2021.
Leonard was arrested on 22 September 2021 and charged on 20 October 2022.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Joy Jarvis, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “I am pleased that Leonard has been sentenced today and he will now serve time in prison as a result of his actions.
“Despite drinking earlier in the day, Leonard still chose to get behind the wheel of his car and drive. As a result, this case now serves as an example of the tragic consequences that drink driving can have.
“Drink driving is one of the Fatal Four, and you are far more likely to be involved in a serious road traffic collision if you choose to drive under the influence of drink.
“As a result of Leonard’s decision to do so, this has had tragic consequences.
“Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of David Greenleaf at this difficult time.”