Man jailed for causing death by dangerous driving after three teens died

|News, Driving offences

A drink driver who admitted causing death by dangerous driving after mounting the pavement in his car and killing three teenagers walking home from a birthday party has been sentenced to 13 years in prison today.

Jaynesh Chudasama, 28, was two and a half times over the legal alcohol limit when he hit George Wilkinson, 16,  Joshua McGuiness, 16, and Harry Rice, 17, in Hayes, west London on 26 January this year.

He was driving at 71mph in a 60mph zone and the teenagers were pronounced dead at the scene.

He pleaded guilty to the three charges on 26 February at the Old Bailey.

Chudasama ran from the car after the crash but was chased by two of the victims’ friends and caught nearby.

He refused to say what he had been drinking but was estimated to have had a blood alcohol concentration of about 213 milligrams per 100 millilitres at the time of the crash at 8.40pm.

The legal limit for driving is 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood.

Sally-Anne Russell, of the CPS, said: “The decision by Jaynesh Chudasama, to drink far in excess of the legal limit and then drive his car at such a speed, needlessly ended the lives of three young men.

“Anyone who drives a motor vehicle whilst under the influence of excess alcohol should know they are putting not only their own lives at risk, but those of other motorists and pedestrians too.

“Chudasama faces the consequences of causing the fatal collision and our thoughts are with the families and friends of George, Joshua and Harry.”

 

Notes to editors

  • Jaynesh Chudasama (dob: 06/05/1989) of Hayes admitted three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.
  • Sally-Anne Russell is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in the London Homicide unit.

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