Intoxicated driver from Penrith gets 5 year sentence

A man from Penrith has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, and disqualified from driving for 3.5 years, for causing death by driving without due care and attention while over the prescribed limit, and failure to provide a sample.

Ryan Glendinning, aged 24, of Dacre, Penrith, was sentenced today (5th September) at Carlisle Crown Court. He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing on 18th August 2014.

The sentencing was in connection with a fatal one vehicle road traffic collision on 3rd October 2013 on the B5288, between Greystoke and Motherby, near Penrith. A BMW, driven by Glendinning, left the road and collided with a hedgerow and a dry stone wall. Glendinning and two other passengers survived the collision, but 22 year old Dominic Matthew Loftus tragically died at the scene.