Drink driver who killed two teenagers jailed.


Drink driver so drunk he fell off a bar stool.

Matthew Jacobs was so drunk he fell off a bar stool before getting in his car and driving. He had spent six hours drinking with his workmates.

His firms Citroen C3 went into the back of a Ford Mondeo estate, where teenagers Alex Ross and girlfriend Sian Chambers both 19 years old were asleep in the back they were killed by the collision. They were parked in a lay-by off the A46 near Lincoln for the night on December 22nd.

Alex had been brought up in Binbrook he was a second-year student of the Royal Academy of Music in London. Sian and Alex played together in the Lincolnshire Youth Symphony Orchestra.


Matthew Jacobs car drove into the layby.

He drove into the layby and into the estate car. It is believed there was no reason for the manoeuvre. He hit the Ford Mondeo with such force it caused the Mondeo to be pushed 43 meters along the layby.

A passing motorist found Jacobs but moments later he fled. He was picked up four hours later close to his home after a drone and helicopter search.

He failed a breathe test and six hours after the collision he was still almost twice over the limit. He admitted two charges of causing death by dangerous driving as a result of the collision. And also admitted to failing to stop after a road accident, and driving with excess alcohol.

He was sentenced to seven years at Lincoln Crown Court. He will be banned from driving for four years which will commence on his release and will have to pass an extended retest before being allowed his license back.

Money raised in memory of teenagers.

Friend of Sian and Alex have raised money by taking part in dry January to focus on the dangers of drinking and driving. Alex’s parents and friends have raised money in his memory which will go towards helping young musicians in their training.



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