Drink drive killer jailed

Ashley Brown
Ashley Brown

A WOMAN has been jailed for three years after the passenger in the car she was driving whilst drunk died.

Ashley Brown, 22, of Douglas Road, Leigh, pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving whilst under the influence of alcohol.

Victim - Andrew McIntosh

Victim - Andrew McIntosh

Today, Friday 13, November, she was jailed for three years and was disqualified from driving for 27 months.

At 5.50am on Sunday, 5 October, 2014, a collision occurred on Westleigh Lane near to the junction with Kirkhall Lane.

At the time, a Silver Ford KA was negotiating a right hand bend when Brown lost control and left the road on the nearside colliding with a garden fence.

22-year-old passenger Andrew McIntosh suffered serious injuries and sadly died.

Brown did not set out to cause injury or death that morning but sadly she did and she will have to live with the consequences of her actions for a very long time

PC Paul Hailwood

Brown gave a positive breath test and was found to be twice over the legal limit.

Police Constable Paul Hailwood said: “This is a tragic case where a young man with his whole life ahead of him is no longer with his loving family and friends.

“Brown did not set out to cause injury or death that morning but sadly she did and she will have to live with the consequences of her actions for a very long time.

“It is a tragic reminder of the very real dangers of getting behind the wheel of a vehicle whilst you are under the influence of alcohol and a very true reminder, as we approach the festive season, that drink driving does wreck lives.

“My thoughts and those of Greater Manchester Police are with Gary, Rhonda and their family and Andrew’s friends at this time.”