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VIDEO: Drink-driving petition reaches 100,000 mark

VIDEO: Drink-driving petition reaches 100,000 mark

Published at 7:01am 3rd August 2016. (Updated at 1:30pm 3rd August 2016)

A petition set up by a Long Preston woman whose husband was killed by a drink-driver has received more than 100,000 signatures.

It means that Lorraine Allaway is now planning a trip down to London later this year to hand over the petition to the Government.

46-year-old motorcyclist Bob Allaway was killed in a head-on collision with a car on the A65 near Settle last year.

The driver was nearly two-and-a-half times the legal limit.

He later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison and served with a five-year and eight-month ban from driving. 

Lorraine believes the driver's sentence was too lenient and is calling for a change in the law.

Petitions which reach 100,000 signatures are almost always debated by the Government.  

Lorraine recently shared her story with Stray FM:

 

The milestone comes at a poignant time for Lorraine.

On Sunday, a charity motorbike ride is taking place in Bob's memory.

A group of riders, all wearing pink, will be travelling from Settle to Devil's Bridge at Kirkby Lonsdale and raising money for the North West Air Ambulance.

You'll find Lorriane's petition at www.change.org/p/tougher-sentences-for-drivers-who-kill-other-road-users-whilst-driving-drunk