Danger driver jailed

A SPEEDING driver who killed an OAP ­motorist after swerving on to the wrong side of the road has been jailed for four years.

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Andrew Duffy, 31, of John Street, Greenock, who had only passed his driving test five months earlier, smashed his ­Volvo V70 into the Peugeot 206 being driven by 76-year-old grand­father George Sweeney, of Baxter Street, Greenock.

The horror crash took place in Carwood Street, Greenock, on November 8, 2011.

Duffy, who was found guilty after a trial, was convicted of drink-­driving just months ­before the fatal crash.

Jailing Duffy, Lord Matthews told him: "Nothing I say can ever modify or compensate for the family's terrible, needless and untimely loss."


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