Three jailed after pensioner dies in hit and run
Three people have been jailed for a total of nine years after a pensioner was killed in a hit and run as he crossed the road.
David Hick died instantly when he was hit by a car while out walking his dogs on Cole Road in Bruton in October 2014.
The 4x4 sped from the scene - but were quickly traced by police.
Bristol Crown Court heard driver Robert Finlay took the wheel of the car while under the influence of alcohol, before trying to cover up the offence.
His partner Felicity Wheeler, and family friend Joseph Breen, also tried to cover up the brutal incident.
The 48-year-old driver was jailed for four years and nine months.
He had previously admitted careless driving while under the influence of alcohol and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
Wheeler, 33, was handed 18 months behind bars after she was convicted of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice at a trial last month.
38-year-old Breen was given three years in jail after being convicted of the same.
Detective Inspector Phil Jones of Somerset Investigations said he was pleased with the decision of the court and hoped it might provide some closure to Mr Hick's family.
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