Drink Driver jailed for killing 76 year old Taxi driver

A drink driver has been jailed for seven years for killing a 76 year old Taxi driver in Scotland.

Slavi Todorov, 34, was found to be almost three times over the legal drink drive limit at the time of the collision after spending the night drinking Vodka at his brother-in-law's house. The crash happened on 9 July last year near Ayr. Todorov drove his vehicle on the wrong side of the road which led to the collision with Taxi driver, Mr Mackie. Eye witnesses alerted the police who attended the wreckage on the A70 Coylton to Ayr road where they found Todorov in the drivers seat of his Range Rover Evoque.

The 76-year-old victim was trapped between the steering wheel and drivers seat of his Taxi and subsequently died from his injuries later in hospital.

Judge Lord Ericht told Todorov at the High Court in Edinburgh:

"Consumption of substantial amounts of alcohol had grossly impaired your driving.

"You were around three times over the drink drive limit."

According to a report in the BBC , Todorov had an alcohol count of 64 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The limit is 22 microgrammes.

Todorov's inconsiderate actions has deprived Mr Mackie's wife of spending the remainder of their lives together. They had known one another for almost 57 years.

Along with his 7 year jail sentence, Todorov has also been banned from driving for 10 years and ordered to sit an extended test before returning to the road.

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