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Narberth man convicted of driving without due care and attention

A 40-YEAR-OLD man has been convicted of driving without due care and attention.

Peter Pritchard, of Narberth, was given a 40-week suspended sentence at Swansea Crown Court on Monday (Jul 10). He was also disqualified for two years and ordered to take an extended re-test.

Pritchard was the driver of a white Toyota Auris, which was involved in a road traffic collision on the A40 at approximately 7.55pm on Saturday, December 12, 2015.

The white Toyota was travelling west and a black Renault Clio was travelling east. The Toyota crossed into the path of the Renault contravening solid white lines just west of St Clears roundabout.

Gareth Andrew Llewellyn, aged 53, of Whitland, was the driver of the Renault. He tragically died later in hospital due to injuries he sustained in the collision.

Sergeant Ian Price said: “Proving this case of driving without due care and attention against Mr Pritchard, in addition to witness testimonies and scene examination, was assisted by the in-car telematics crash data recorder that Pritchard was driving on the night.

“Modern cars are now fitted with such devices by the manufacturer and Police Forensic Collison teams are able to interrogate them to help us determine how the collision occurred. Our thoughts remain with Mrs Llewellyn at this time.”