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A drug driver who caused the death of a motorcyclist has been jailed for 5 years and 4 months.

The 45-year-old driver, Paul Mayor admitted the offence at Told Crown Court as the judge heard how the 33-year-old motorcyclist, Lee Bennison was the father to an 18-month-old baby.

The court heard how Mayor turned straight into the path of Bennison, despite him being visible for around 22 seconds.

It was also reported that just 3 days before the tragedy, Mayor was bailed for an earlier incident of driving whilst under the influence of drugs.

Bennison, who sadly sided at the scene of the collision was described as a “brilliant daddy.”

When tested, Mayor was found to have more than 6 times the legal amount of benzoylecgonine in his system.

Other than being jailed for 5 years and 4 months, Mayor was also banned from driving for 7 years and ordered to take an extended re-test.

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