'drink driver' denies causing fatal accident
Burnham-On-Sea man was more than double the drink drive limit when
he crashed into a tree killing one of his friends and leaving the
other with life-changing injuries, a court has heard this week.
court was told that Lee Stoodley was behind the wheel when a red
BMW missed a turning and went over Dunball roundabout on the A38
before crashing on December 20th, 2015, before trying to flee the
passenger Lewis Rogers, was declared dead at the scene and another
passenger, Daniel Reed, was rushed to hospital with life-changing
31 of Gielgud Close in Burnham-On-Sea, appeared at Taunton Crown
Court this week where he denied causing the death of Mr Rogers by
Ray Tully, told the court that the defendant had 88 microgrammes
of alcohol on his breath when he was breathalysed after the crash
which was wel over the legal limit.
Stoodley said he was not driving the car, adding that Christopher
Hampton was driving at the time of the crash. The prosecution believes
this is untrue,
denies the charge. The case continues.