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Woman guilty of fiance car death

Christopher Phillips - pic courtesy Bath Chronicle
Mr Phillips had been drinking with Ms Broad for many hours before his death

A Bath woman who ran over her fiance while over the drink-drive limit has been found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.

Caroline Broad, 41, of Twerton, drove a car which hit Christopher Phillips, 40, outside the Full Moon pub in the city.

Bristol Crown Court heard the couple had been drinking on the day of the incident and that Broad was three-and-a-half times over the legal limit.

Broad, of Padfield Terrace, will be sentenced on Wednesday.

A witness had told police she saw Mr Phillips slide off the bonnet of the car before the vehicle was driven on to him.

'Selfish actions'

Broad, who had denied the charge, told police she could not remember the car moving forward.

Mr Phillips, who was known to friends as Bobs, died a few hours later in hospital from multiple crush injuries to his body.

Det Sgt Peter Knight, of Avon and Somerset Police, said: "The events of Sunday 17 August 2008 are yet another example of how the selfish and wholly unnecessary actions of a drunken driver can lead to tragic or nasty circumstances."

He added Broad had "refused to admit her wrongdoing or face up to the reality of what happened that night".

She and Mr Phillips had lived together for eight years and ran a tiling company together.



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