Driver who left Bristol grandfather to die given a one-month driving ban

Andrew Latter failed to stop at the scene of the crash in Shirehampton
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A man who fled the scene of a crash in Bristol which resulted in the death of a grandfather has been banned from driving for one month. Paul Tucker died at the scene of the collision in Antonia Drive in Shirehampton on December 11 last year.

At the time, Avon and Somerset Police said Mr Tucker died after being hit by a vehicle at 1am. In a tribute, his daughter Danielle said the grandfather-of-two was recovering from two strokes and was looking forward to Christmas.

Appearing at Bristol Magistrates Court on Thursday (July 6), Andrew Latter, 62, from Leominster in Herefordshire pleaded guilty to failing to stop his Vauxhall Zafira vehicle at the scene of the accident which caused Mr Tucker’s death. Latter was not charged with causing Mr Tucker’s death.

Magistrates disqualified him from driving for one month. He was also issued with a communtiy order; a non-custodial sentence with requirements designed to help the him overcome problems and avoid committing offences in future.

Magistrates also handed him a rehabilitation activity requirement which will be in place until July next year.

Under criminal law, leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or damage is an offence which carries a maximum penalty of six months imprisonment.

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