Driver killed teenage moped rider while using mobile phone to track down cheating wife – Telegraph.co.uk
She said Calum was a “great son” who wanted to be an RAF medic. He had been accepted to join the service when he was 17 and half.
“That won’t happen now,” Kerry said.Â
“We all miss him terribly. His death will haunt us for the rest our lives.
“Wallace did not just destroy Callum that night, he destroyed all our lives.”
Calum left behind sisters Kia, 19, Lili-Maye Dowers, seven, and two older brothers.
Liam Muir, mitigating, said Wallace was a functioning alcoholic.
Mr Muir told the court: “He was married for 18 years but they are now separated. He is a man who was plagued by alcohol abuse.”Â
WallaceÂ admitted causing Calum’s death by dangerous driving on 13 September last year.
He was also banned from driving for nine years and three months and must take an extended driving test.
Passing sentence Judge John Pini QC told Wallace his domestic difficulties were the reason he was so dangerous on the roads.
“You discovered your wife was having an affair. You placed a tracking device in her car to find her.
“Your wife left at 7pm to meet a gentleman at a pub in Southwell at 8.30pm.
“You should not have taken your personal problems on to the A1,” Judge Pini said.
“You were grossly distracted by continually looking down at your mobile phone which you had placed in the central console to track your wife’s movements.
“Internet searches were made and text messages sent while the car was moving.”