Tyrone man jailed for 7 years for causing death by dangerous driving

A Tyrone man has been sentenced to seven years in jail, for causing death by dangerous driving.

19 year old Conor Breen from Corbo Road in Eskra, was driving a jeep when it collided with a car on Doogary Road in Omagh in April last year.

It transpired he was two and a half times above the legal limit.

The driver of the car, 26-year-old Simon Glenn from Strabane, was killed and his mother, girlfriend and three-year-old niece seriously injured.

Breen, now 19, had been driven home from a pub, but walked the two-and a-half miles back to collect his car and drive to Omagh to get cigarettes.

In court last evening, Breen was jailed for three years for causing death by dangerous driving and told he must serve a further four on licence.

Judge Melody McReynolds said he deserved credit for pleading guilty and having shown genuine remorse.

However, Simon Glenn's Mother Martina told UTV after the hearing that the sentence just isn't enough.

She said Breen made the decision to drive in the state that he was in and he took the life of my son who was 26. She said 26 years of his life should be taken away.