Hit-and-run sentence

Paula Barnes from Baydon, Wiltshire, who fled to Holland after killing a primary school teacher in a road crash has been jailed for more than 8 years

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Appeal dismissed for drunk driver

A Wiltshire woman, jailed for killing a teacher in a car crash, has today had an appeal to cut her jail sentence dismissed.

45 year old Paula Barnes from Baydon was speeding and twice over the drink drive limit when she crashed into Diane Wright's car near Wanborough 3 years ago.

She was jailed for 8 years and 5 months for causing death by dangerous driving and skipping bail.

Hit-and-run driver sentenced to eight years

The wife of a drugs baron who went on the run after killing a policeman's wife in a car crash has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Paula Barnes, from Baydon near Swindon, fled to the Netherlands after the incident which killed primary school teacher Diane Wright.

Mrs Wright's husband told ITV News West Country the accused had killed a wonderful wife and mother.


Photo of hit-and-run victim Diane Wright and family

Diana Wright (second from right) with her husband and daughters Credit: Family photograph

Diane Wright, a primary school teacher, was killed in September 2010 after her car collided with that of Paula Barnes. Barnes was drink driving erratically on the wrong side of the road. Today she was sentenced to 8 years 5 months in prison after admitting causing death by dangerous driving.


Hit-and-run woman due to be sentenced

Paula Barnes. Credit: Wiltshire Police

A Wiltshire woman who fled Britain after killing a primary school teacher in a road crash is due to be sentenced this morning at Swindon Crown Court.

Paula Barnes, 45, of of Baydon, Wiltshire, fled to Holland more than two years ago after being charged with causing death by dangerous driving following the crash in Baydon in September 2010.

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