Bradley Costello has been jailed for four years and 10 months following the death of Kerry Wester.
This is the police mugshot of drug driver Bradley Costello who was jailed after he killed a Coventry man who was crossing the road.
Costello hit Kerry Wester as he was crossing Binley Road in Stoke just after 7.15pm on Sunday November 18 2018.
Mr Wester, aged 58, had just got off a bus when he was struck by the Vauxhall Insignia Costello was driving.
Despite the best efforts of hospital staff, Mr Wester died the following day.
Costello was jailed for four years and 10 months by a judge at Warwick Crown Court on Friday March 19 and yesterday (Thursday March 25) West Midlands Police released a picture of him and spoke about the fatal collision.
CCTV showed that Costello was accelerating past another car just as the road changed from a single lane to two lanes near traffic lights at the junction with Church Lane when he hit Mr Wester.
Costello, aged 32, who also had his partner’s teenage daughter and her friend in the car at the time, remained at the scene and following a roadside drugs test he was arrested.
He was also banned from driving for seven years and five months and will be subject to an extended re-test if he reapplies for a licence.
Yesterday Inspector Steve Radford, from West Midlands Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Costello knowingly got behind the wheel while under the influence of both cannabis and cocaine and as a result of his actions Mr Wester tragically lost his life.
“Mr Wester was much-loved by his family and friends and our thoughts remain with them as they continue to live with their sad loss.”
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