Derbyshire woman sentenced following drink drive deaths

A 24-year-old woman has been sentenced to two years in jail after pleading guilty to causing the death of her daughter and fiancé in a road traffic collision last year.

Carly Tomlinson of Nottingham Road, Belper crashed her blue Fiat Panda into railings on Kilbourne Road in Belper at around 1.25am on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

James Watson, 28, and Ruby Watson, 6, were passengers in the vehicle and died of their injuries at the scene.

Tomlinson, who pleaded guilty to a charge of causing death by driving without due care and attention while unfit through drink, was also handed a four year driving ban.

DS Donna Tovell said: “This case shows the tragic consequences that can result from drink-driving.

“Carly Tomlinson’s decision to get behind the wheel while under the influence led to the deaths of her daughter, Ruby, and fiancé, James.

“Both six-year-old Ruby and 28-year-old James had their lives ahead of them and our condolences go to their family and friends.

“Sadly my colleagues and I see on a daily basis people who, despite the well-publicised dangers, continue to believe that it won’t happen to them.

“Carly Tomlinson didn’t think it would happen to her and she will have to live with the result of her actions for the rest of her life.”

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