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Drink and Drugs Driver Gets Six Years For Fatal Head-on Crash

Published on: 25 Nov, 2020
Updated on: 27 Nov, 2020

Umberto Schramm

A cocaine user who admitted causing death by dangerous driving while being double the drink-drive limit was jailed for six years yesterday (November 24).

Umberto Schramm, 37, of Burns Road, Wembley, was also disqualified from driving for six years and 354 days, to run concurrently.

Kingston Crown court was told Schramm collided head-on with a Ford Fiesta after losing control of his Mitsubishi Outlander in Farnham Road, Elstead, in May last year.

The Ford’s 70-year-old driver, Mrs Francis Filby, of Farnham, was taken to St George’s Hospital but died of her injuries a day later.

Stuart Bonner, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Francis Filby tragically had her life cut short by the selfish and irresponsible actions of Umberto Schramm, who was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

“Driving under the influence can have very real and very tragic consequences, and the far-reaching impact can never be underestimated.

“Hopefully, with Schramm being brought to justice for his recklessness will help Francis’ family begin to come to terms with what has happened, and our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time.”

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