Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Nicholas Morley handed suspended jail sentence

Ohrid /08/06/ 13:09

Struga District Court sentenced Nicholas Morley (Britain) to a suspended two-year suspended prison term for causing a fatal crash on the Struga-Qafasan road that left Cepuljoski couple dead.

Makfax Ohrid correspondent said the verdict was announced by Trial Chamber within Struga District Court. Judge Ace Petrevski chaired the Trial Chamber.

Defendant Morley was found guilty of dangerous driving causing a fatal crash on the Struga-Qafasan road on 2 May.

He was driving a Porsche in the Gumball 300 rally, a 3.000-mile race across Europe. The fatal crash happened near petrol station KMP Petrol. Morley was driving 161 kilometers per hour i.e. 101 kilometers more than the allowed speed, when he crashed into Golf. Both passengers aboard the Golf died of severe injuries.

Struga's courthouse ruled a two-year suspended prison sentence if he repeats the act within next three years.

Once the verdict was passed, Morley is no longer in police custody and he was freed on Friday.

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