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Talented female golfer spared jail after causing death by dangerous driving

Posted on 12th September

A talented golfer and business woman was spared a jail sentence earlier this month following an admission that she had caused death by careless driving.

Tracy Capal made a terrible “error of judgement” when she clipped the front wheel of 77 year old Margaret Ward’s bicycle whilst turning into a garage forecourt.

Following arguments put forward by her legal team in mitigation, Ms Capal received a suspended custodial sentence, two year driving ban and ordered to pay legal costs  £1,300.

Sentencing Capal, who has raised thousands for charity with sponsored bike rides, Judge Elgan Edwards said: “You are a decent woman with a fine record of charitable work but you misjudged the situation. It was an error of judgement.”

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