Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Killer drink-driver Donna Hackett loses sentence appeal

Donna Hackett
Image caption Family and friends of the victim have started a petition opposing Hackett's early release

A driver from Swindon convicted of killing a motorcyclist has had her appeal against her six-year jail term refused by the Court of Appeal.

Donna Hackett, 26, of Radnor Street, crashed her Vauxhall Astra into Wayne Moores' motorcycle on the M4 near Swindon on 18 September 2010.

She was sentenced in April for causing death by careless driving while drunk.

Family and friends of Mr Moores, from Eastleigh, Hampshire, have started a petition opposing her early release.

More than 5,000 people signed the online petition.

Mr Moores died at the scene of the crash.

He was returning to his family home in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, from his job as a Blacksmith in Wales.

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