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Drink-driver jailed after killing two people in Leigh crash

Dean Farrimond Image copyright GMP
Image caption Dean Farrimond had twice the legal alcohol limit in his blood

A man who killed two people in a crash was twice over the legal alcohol limit, Liverpool Crown Court heard.

Dean Farrimond, 34, of Eden Grove, Leigh, was jailed for eight years and banned from driving for a decade after admitting death by dangerous driving.

Taxi driver Kenneth Grimshaw, 59, and Emma Houghton, 23, died after the crash in Twist Lane, Leigh in November 2013.

Farrimond also admitted driving with excess alcohol and was sentenced on 7 November.

Mr Grimshaw, from Leigh died at the scene while his passenger from Golborne suffered a fatal head injury and died later.

At one stage, Farrimond drove on the wrong side of the road at more than 30mph, the court heard.

Sgt Mark Thomas from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "Due to Farrimond's irresponsible and reckless actions, two families have been left truly devastated."

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