Wednesday, 6 December,GMT Drunk jailed for triple-death crash A drunk kerb-crawler who killed three women when he drove onto the pavement has been jailed for eight years.
Jackson, who the prosecution alleged had also been taking cocaine, had two drink-driving convictions. Hiddersfield family of one of his victims described the sentence as disgraceful.
Jackson, of Birkby, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire had been out drinking before picking up a prostitute in the town's red light district, the court heard. Dressed in a vest, boxer shorts and slippers, the unemployed car salesman picked up a second girl before being stopped by a police patrol car.
Jackson then set off at speed in an attempt to avoid arrest. Conty went through a red light and crossed a dual carriageway before hitting the three women.
Killed instantly The women saw Jackson's car "careering down the pavement" towards them, the court heard. Jackson continued driving for a short distance before crashing into the wall of a church.
He was found by police slumped in the driver's seat. A breath test found him to have micrograms of alcohol in millilitres of breath.
The legal limit is The women, all from Huddersfield, had been walking home after a drink at the Slubbers Arms, on the outskirts of the town. Miss Ovington, a teacher who was originally from Chester-le-Street, County Durham, was killed instantly.
Miss Briggs, who worked at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and was originally from Durham, died a few hours later. Their friend Louise Tinkler, 28, managed to jump out of the way of Jackson's BMW as she felt "the car brush against her jeans", the court heard. Judge Roger Scott jailed Jackson for eight years for each offence to run concurrently and disqualified him from holding a driving licence for 10 years.
Outside court Miss Fisher's father Peter said the sentence was "disgraceful".