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Hughes to be unveiled at Oldham
Lee Hughes
Lee Hughes was jailed in 2004
Footballer Lee Hughes, who served three years for causing death by dangerous driving, is to be unveiled as an Oldham Athletic player.

The 31-year-old was jailed in August 2004 for causing the death of Douglas Graham in Meriden, near Coventry.

The former West Brom, Coventry City and Kidderminster Harriers player has agreed a deal with Oldham Athletic.

Hughes was freed earlier this month after serving half of his six-year sentence.

Breath test

Last week, Oldham director Barry Owen called on fans to go easy on Hughes when he starts his new job.

Coventry Crown Court was told during his trial that Hughes had crashed his 100,000 Mercedes sports car into Mr Graham's vehicle while driving home after a post-match drink.

He ran away from the scene of the crash to avoid a breath test and did not turn himself into police until 36 hours later.

Father-of-four Mr Graham, 56, was a passenger in a Renault Megane when it was hit by Hughes' car at the junction between the A45 Birmingham Road and Pickford Grange Lane in Meriden.

Mr Graham later died from his injuries. His wife, who was also in the car, suffered a broken leg.


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