Posted: Thu 22nd Jun 2017

Man who failed drugs test after crash which killed a motorbike rider in Flintshire has been jailed

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 22nd, 2017

A man who failed a roadside drug test following a collision near Mold in which a motorcyclist was killed has been jailed for five years.

Paul Mayor, 46 from Knowsley in Liverpool was driving a Ford Fiesta on September 5 last year along the A541 near the junction with the A5118 in Mynydd Isa when he was in collision with a motorcycle.

Tragically, 33-year-old Lee Bennison from Leeswood, who was riding the motorcycle, died as a result of the collision, Mayor was arrested at the scene after failing the roadside drugs wipe test.

Mayor was jailed for five years and four months today, he was also banned from driving for seven years and ordered to take an extended retest.

PC Roberts of the Roads Policing Unit said:

Our condolences are with the family and friends of Mr Bennison, whose tragic death could have so easily been avoided.

Paul Mayor showed no regards for his own or the safety of others by choosing to get behind the wheel whilst under the influence of drugs.

His reckless behaviour resulted in the death of another person and shattered the lives of his loved ones forever.

Please let this case serve as a warning that driving after taking drugs can have fatal consequences and as a police force we will do whatever we can to bring those responsible before the courts.

Anybody who has information regarding individuals who are driving whilst under the influence of drugs should contact North Wales Police on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.

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