Husband calls for zero drink-drive limit after wife killed by 'lunatic' Spalding driver
The family of a woman killed in a crash on the A16 at Crowland has called for a zero limit for drink-driving.
Kris Cunningham’s wife Katy died and their two children were seriously hurt in a crash caused by “lunatic driving” by Spalding man Adam White.
Mr Cunningham wants a law change to make it illegal to drive with any amount of alcohol in the system.
And he has released photos of injured Fraya and Zakeri (then aged 11 and 8) as a stark reminder about the dangers of driving with excess alcohol.
He told BBC Look North: “If you can’t look at them and think to yourself ‘I won’t be drinking and driving’ then there is something seriously wrong with you.
“And ultimately you’ll never ever stop drink-driving because that’s an individual’s responsibility, but if I can help even one family not having to go through this then I will have achieved something, and something good will have come out of this.”
White (38), of Acacia Avenue, was in a van which overtook a lorry at 73mph, forcing an oncoming car off the road. Moments later, he failed to notice slow-moving traffic ahead, shunting one car off the road before crossing into the opposite carriageway, where he collided with the Peugeot 3008 being driven by Katy (46).
Five months later he was caught drink-driving again.
White, who was also seriously injured in the crash on January 23 last year, began a nine-year jail sentence last week.
Sgt Mark Dollard, of Cambridgeshire’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “It is beyond belief that in 2020 we still have to talk about the dangers of drink-driving – doing so truly shatters lives and this heartbreaking case is the most recent example of that.
“This case should serve as a stark warning to others about the consequences of driving dangerously or getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol.”
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