The Singaporean driver who caused fatal crash near Clinton
last month has been given 21 months' jail and ordered to pay
$18,000 emotional harm reparation to the woman whose father
was killed in the accident.
Kok Wei Ko, 26-year-old engineer, was also disqualified from
driving for two and a half years.
Judge Stephen O'Driscoll has directed his sentencing notes be
typed and provided to Michelle Squires, the daughter of
82-year-old Neville Squires, the man who died.
Her injuries meant she was unable to be present at sentencing
in the Dunedin District Court.
Ko pleaded guilty last week to one charge of dangerous
driving causing the death of Mr Squires and four charges of
dangerous driving causing injury to Ms. Squires and three
He pulled out to pass a large truck on double yellow no
passing lines near Clinton on November 13 and his Rav4 and
Ms. Squires' car crashed head on.