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Drink driver jailed after crash
A bride of just four weeks and her mother were both killed when a drunk driver pulled into the path of their car at 85mph, a court has heard.

Pawel Jackowski, 24, of Lincoln was twice the legal limit when he tried to overtake their car last September.

Sara Bellamy, 25, and her mother Carol Johnson, 49, both of Metheringham, died in the accident.

Jackowski admitted causing two deaths by dangerous driving and was jailed for six years at Lincoln Crown Court.

Twice the limit

He was also banned from driving for 10 years.

Mrs Bellamy and her family had just set off on a shopping trip when the accident happened.

We do not feel justice has been done and think the sentence should have been much longer
Statement from victims' family

Sara's sister, Vicky Johnson, 27, suffered two broken legs and internal injuries and is still receiving treatment seven months after the crash and may be left with a permanent limp.

Judge John Milmo, QC, said: "It was obvious he had been wholly unfit to be at the wheel of a motor vehicle."

Rob Townsend, prosecuting, said Jackowski's erratic driving had already caused two other motorists to take avoiding action as he weaved across the road.

But once outside the city he accelerated his Polish-registered BMW car to 90mph along the B1188 Metheringham Road to overtake a car.

Jackowski, a Polish migrant worker who was living with his wife and children in Lincoln, was himself seriously injured but has since made a full recovery.

A blood sample taken in Lincoln County Hospital four hours after the accident - showed he had 198mgs of alcohol in 100mls of blood. The legal limit is 80.

Sara's husband Anthony was in court to see Jackowski sentenced along with other members of her family.

Afterwards a family spokesman said: "We do not feel justice has been done and think the sentence should have been much longer."


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