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Dorset drug-driver admits killing motorcycle coupl

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A driver who was using drugs has admitted causing a crash that killed a motorcyclist and his wife.

Sid Samways, 74, and his wife Barbara, 71, of Blandford, Dorset, died after a collision with a car near Shaftesbury on 2 April.

Jamie Myers, 24, pleaded guilty to two counts of causing death by driving without due care and attention while over the drug-drive limit.

He will be sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on 5 January.

Mr Samways was pronounced dead at the scene on the Higher Shaftesbury Road.

His wife, who was riding pillion, was airlifted to hospital but died of her injuries "after a very short but brave battle", her family said.

Myers, of Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire, did not enter pleas to two counts of causing death by driving while unlicensed.

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Matt @ 17/11/2017 22:58  

bbc.com/news/uk-england-dorset-41946142

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Matt @ 17/11/2017 22:59  

Makes my blood boil. Not only over drink/drug levels (the only safe level is zero!) but without a licence too!

My thoughts are with the family, what a horrid way to lose their loved ones.

I hope he gets what he truly deserves.

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Lindsay @ 18/11/2017 10:25  

I was involved in a serious RTA, where a drunk driver hit me at 50 mph. Technically i should not still be here, but after months and months i pulled through.
I despise anyone who drinks or takes drugs and thinks it is ok to get behind the wheel of a car. About time our Laws were toughened up as the penalties still not fitting for the devastation left behind x

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Smokey007 @ 18/11/2017 10:43  

With you on that one, Smokey007, but the law is an ass, as is proven over n over again. Another case of the innocent getting zapped by the selfish trash of life....

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Catkins @ 18/11/2017 10:52  

Time for zero tolerance with drink and drugs and driving. Hope he spends a long time locked away from the public. For our safety not his rehabilitation. Couldn't care less about him.

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Deleted Member @ 18/11/2017 18:11  

The only bad accident i ever had on bikes was caused by a drunk driver, still got the scars and plates to remind me,nearly 40 years on..no sympathy with the tossers who endanger everybody...grrrr :(>

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jinx57 @ 09/12/2017 13:51  

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