Do you think 3 years for killing someone is enough?A new driver has been jailed for three years after he killed his friend while drunk soon after passing his driving test.
Samuel Jenkins, 22, crashed into a bridge killing Haramardeep Singh Ghuman, 23, in Caerphilly, south Wales.
He is believed to have hit the structure at more than 70 mph after losing control while one and a half times the limit.
Judge Paul Thomas told him: ‘It ought to be blindingly obvious that driving at high speed while affected by alcohol kills people.
‘I say it’s obvious but young people like you don’t seem to realise it.
You arrogantly believed you had some ability that allowed you to drive drunk without the same risks applying to you.’
He added: ‘You have to live with the knowledge that your crass stupidity, your arrogant overconfidence, killed your close friend.’
Passerby Owyn Fenwick tried to help at the scene but could find no pulse following the 4am crash last September.
Jenkins was jailed for three years and given a six and a half year driving ban.