A prosecutor involved in the case of a drink driver who was jailed for causing the death of a family and dog on Father’s Day has welcomed his sentence.
David Logan, 48, of Broughton Road, Dalton pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to three counts of causing death by dangerous driving, driving over the prescribed limit of alcohol and criminal damage which is in relation to the death of the family’s dog.
He was jailed at Preston Crown Court today for ten years and 10 months.
Victoria Agullo for the Crown Prosecution Service said: “A young family and their dog tragically lost their lives as a result of David Logan’s decision to drive that day after not having enough sleep the night before and drinking lager immediately before making that journey.
“He presented a defence that a coughing fit had led him to blackout causing him to lose control of the car; he said he had experienced these blackouts on six or seven previous occasions, had sought medical intervention but it was as yet undiagnosed.
“However, this knowledge of the risk of blacking out whilst driving simply adds to the other abysmal decisions he made by choosing to drive the car that day with fatal consequences.
“Eyewitnesses observed that in the aftermath of the collision he showed no concern for those he has seriously hurt and had only sought to get himself medical attention.
“I am pleased that once faced with the evidence against him he pleaded guilty to the offences so that the loved ones of those he killed are spared the further ordeal of a trial. My thoughts are very much with them at this difficult time.”