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Three drivers jailed for A40 crash near Haverfordwest

Scott Beavis, Jack Murdoch and Ian Lloyd Image copyright Athena
Image caption Scott Beavis, Jack Murdoch and Ian Lloyd were all jailed

Seven Pembrokeshire men have been given jail terms for "driving like lunatics" before a head-on car crash.

Ian Lloyd, 23, and Stephen Murray, 19, of Neyland, Jack Murdoch, 19, of Waterson, Scott Beavis, 22, and Ieuan Power, 19, of Milford Haven and Edward Adams, 20, and James Adams, 23, of Steynton, were sentenced at Swansea Crown Court on Monday.

The crash happened on the A40.

All of the men had admitted or been convicted of dangerous driving.

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Media captionOne witness said they thought the men were driving at 100mph

The head-on crash between a Citroen Saxo driven by Beavis and a Seat Ibiza driven by Andrea Gainfort happened on Arnold's Hill, near Haverfordwest, on 11 August, 2013.

Other drivers described numerous cars "swarming" up the hill and using the oncoming lane to overtake.

Judge Paul Thomas QC said: "Anyone who has experienced traffic on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Pembrokeshire will consider that your driving was truly astonishingly bad.

"It was Scott Beavis who directly cause the accident. It could easily have been any one of you driving like lunatics on that day."

  • Ian Lloyd - Six-month prison sentence and disqualified from driving for two years
  • Jack Murdoch - 16-week prison sentence and disqualified from driving for 12 months
  • Scott Beavis - six-month prison sentence and disqualified from driving for two years
  • Stephen Murray - 12-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months, 150 hours unpaid work and disqualified from driving for 12 months
  • Ieuan Power - 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, 150 hours unpaid work and disqualified from driving for 12 months
  • Edward Adams - 16-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, 180 hours unpaid work and disqualified from driving for 18 months
  • James Adams - 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, 150 hours unpaid work and disqualified from driving for 12 months

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