Driver whose dashboard photo showed 141 mph convicted

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Darryl Anderson had the accelerator pedal all the way down in his Audi SUV and was hurtling toward a car in front of him when he snapped a photo of his speedometer. The photo showed a car in the foreground, a forward collision warning light on his dashboard and a speed of 141 mph. A moment later, he slammed into the car in the photo. The driver, Shalorna Warner, was not seriously injured, but her 8-month-old son and sister were killed instantly, authorities said. Evidence showed Anderson, who was drunk, never hit the brakes. Anderson, 38, was sentenced to 17 years in prison in London on Tuesday for the May 31 crash in northern England that killed Zackary Blades and Karlene Warner, AP reported.

Anderson pleaded guilty to two counts of causing death by dangerous driving. Shalorna Warner told the court she remembered her Peugeot spinning, seeing her sister seriously injured and, as the car came to a halt, desperately trying to find her son, who had been thrown from the vehicle by the impact. A lorry driver who stopped to help found him on the other side of the motorway. “I knew straight away. I had to pick up my dead baby from the side of the road. I hugged him so tightly, a hug I will never forget,” Warner said. “No words can fill the irreparable hole that has been left in my heart and in my life.”

Anderson lied to police, saying a hitchhiker was driving at the time. A prosecutor said a breathalyzer test showed Anderson was nearly three times the legal limit of alcohol. Witnesses reported he drove dangerously for 20 miles and that his phone indicated he was texting. At a police station, he told officers he had rear-ended a car. “Sometimes mistakes happen,” he said. “But I’m not a bad person.” A defense attorney said Anderson was “very remorseful.” Durham Detective Natalie Horner said police routinely remind drivers not to speed, use their phones behind the wheel and drive drunk. “Darryl Anderson did all three of those things,” Horner said, adding that the victims and their families “have been sentenced to life in prison.”

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