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Drink driver jailed over fatal collision

Violeta Taraskevic admitted to causing a head-on crash that killed another driver Credit: GMP

A woman's been jailed after admitting to drink driving in a fatal, head-on collision in Bolton.

34-year-old Violeta Taraskevic, of Brierwood, Bolton, admitted to causing death by careless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Bolton Crown Court heard how Taraskevic was so drunk, when driving her BMW in early August, that she crossed into the opposite lane while going around a bend and crashed head-on with Chevrolet Matiz, killing the driver, 42-year-old Ian Wilcox.

Taraskevic was jailed for four years and eight months and also disqualified from driving for six years and five months.

That morning, Taraskevic was prepared to get behind the wheel while over the legal limit, not only putting her life in danger, but also the lives of other road users.

Her careless actions have tragically changed Ian’s family’s lives forever and although no result from court is going to bring him back, she is behind bars living with her inexcusable decision.

– PC Paul Shore, GMP