Monday, 4 August 2014

Marina Usaceva

Marina Usaceva, who killed a man while using two mobile phones behind the wheel, has been jailed by a judge who called such crimes “a plague on society”.

Usaceva had told police she was not using a phone after crashing her car into the back of another, killing Sukhdeep Singh Johal, its driver.

Georgina Gibbs, prosecuting, told a court that Usaceva, 31, continued to deny using the phones despite the findings of a police investigation. She had previously been caught twice using her phone behind the wheel and her licence was endorsed in 2009 and 2012.

Usaceva, who admitted causing death by dangerous driving at an earlier hearing, was sentenced to six years in prison and banned from driving for eight years.

Judge Sean Enright told her: “If you were not sending texts at the time, then you were fiddling with your phone and that is what caused this collision. In my opinion there is not a scrap of remorse. Mobile phone use while driving is a plague on our society.”

Insp Bob Turner, who oversaw the investigation for Cambridgeshire Police, said Usaceva had behaved “incredibly foolishly”. “I have never seen anything like it before, it was crass stupidity,” he added.

Speaking after the sentencing, Mr Johal’s father, Buhupinder, said: “Even 60 years wouldn’t be enough, but this is some kind of justice. The only thing we can hope is that others will learn from this. People think nothing of it, but using a mobile phone while driving can kill.”

And despite being nicked twice before, this silly bitch was using two phones! She deserves to be unforgiven.