Special treatment anyone?
After serving only 16 days in the nick for dangerous driving, Lord Ahmed:
It’s true, killer Tard Lord of Lard Ahmed served only 16 days of his paltry 12 week sentence for vehicular manslaughter of a man while texting on his phone in 2009. UK hero, Captain Allison Dray, gets 9 mos. for the same offense. This is not to say she didn’t deserve her sentence, but under the rule of law all should be treated the same, so Ahmed should have been handed a heavier sentence.
Female soldier who defused 60 Taliban bombs in Afghanistan killed hitch-hiker while using mobile phone as she drove
- Captain Alison Dray, 31, admitted causing death by dangerous driving
- Was using her iPhone ‘extensively’ and surfing the internet while driving
- Mounted the pavement and killed 32-year-old hitchhiker Ashley Taylor
- Dray, who has received the Queen’s Commendation, was jailed for nine months
Victim: Ashley Taylor, 32, pictured, was knocked down and killed by Captain Alison Dray
A hero female soldier knocked down and killed a hitchhiker after surfing the internet on her mobile phone while driving.
Captain Alison Dray, who defused 60 Taliban bombs on a tour of Afghanistan, sobbed in the dock yesterday as she was jailed for nine months.
The court heard she had been using her iPhone ‘extensively’ in the moments before she mounted the kerb, killing Ashley Taylor.
Dray, who admitted causing death by dangerous driving, is the only female British bomb disposal expert to complete a full tour of Afghanistan and has received a Queen’s Commendation. But the 31-year-old’s career now hangs in the balance.
Mr Taylor’s mother, Jane, said her 32-year-old son had a ‘heart of gold’. She said in a victim impact statement: ‘He is on my mind every single day. It doesn’t get better for me – in fact it’s getting harder, if anything.’
Dray’s barrister, Michael Clare, told Norwich Crown Court how the Royal Logistics Corp member had completed a seven-month tour of Afghanistan in which she disposed of at least 60 Taliban improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
A number of references from Army colleagues testifying to her courage were handed to the court.
Mr Clare said: ‘This involved brain-freezing, unimaginable bravery, bending over IEDs and allowing soldiers and civilians to go about their business.
‘There is nothing to be gained by depriving this defendant of her liberty and this country of one its finest assets.’ Judge Anthony Bate said he had no choice but to jail her but that the Army should consider letting her carry on in her job when freed.
He told Dray: ‘You are a decorated soldier of previous exemplary character. You have served our country bravely and with distinction.