A PCSO (Police Community Support Officer) has been jailed for causing the death of a 17-year-old girl during an adventure holiday.
46-year-old Brian Johnson was jailed for causing death by dangerous driving after he recklessly attempted to cross a flooded river in Wales.
Louise Ferreira, who drowned as the water swept the Land Rover downstream, was on holiday celebrating her GCSE results.
The court heard that two Land Rovers had successful crossed the river near Llyn Brianne, Powys. But Mr. Johnson’s Discovery was swept away, leading to the death of Miss. Ferreira.
The court also heard that an off-road specialist said they should not make an attempt to cross the bulging river, as it was too dangerous. A video was shown in which a man can be heard saying: “If it goes wrong I’ll jump in and we’ll grab the girls; we don’t want them to go under.”
The judge said the case was that serious that an immediate sentence was warranted.