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Dangerous driver pleads guilty to causing death of 20-year-old in crash

A motorist had been drinking before getting behind the wheel of his car and then being involved in a crash in which a 20-year-old was killed, a court heard.

A bus stop was damaged during the incident

Harry Chapman died after a collision involving his Ford Fiesta and Scott Gorey's Jaguar XF which failed to pull over for officers moments before, in Aldridge Road in Streetly on October 8 last year.

A a hearing at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Tuesday, Gorey, 51, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

Judge Simon Ward told the court that as a witness in the case had heard the defendant remark after the collision that he had been drinking, this fact should be included in his basis of plea on sentencing.

"It is the Crown's case that it was the motive for him making off from uniformed officers who moments earlier had activated blue lights," the judge told the court.

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