A young motorist who had taken Ecstasy and Cocaine was jailed for seven years after his dangerous driving caused the death of two friends. Unqualified driver Josh had been driving too fast to negotiate a bend when he ploughed into a wall. The impact caused the car to literally spilt in two.
Josh, 21, was found to be one-and-a-half times over the drink drive limit and had traces of Ecstasy and Cocaine in his blood after the accident. He had been seen drinking during the day and a number of witnesses reported the car travelling excessively fast and slewing across the road. Josh survived the crash with minor injuries but his best friend Paul, 18, and another friend Callum, 20, were killed.