A 47-year-old man has been sentenced to 34 months in prison for causing the death of 74-year-old Michael Reid by careless driving.
In the early hours of September 9, 2019, Ross Eaton, previously of Union Street, Kettering, stole his brother’s black Saab 93 and drove straight into Mr Reid, who was crossing Northampton Road in Kettering at a zebra crossing at the time.
After colliding with him, Eaton left the scene, before returning a short time later.
Despite never having passed his driving test and therefore driving illegally and without insurance, Eaton showed no remorse at court.
Indeed, in police interview he had stated that he did not understand how Mr Reid “did not get out of the way”.
Despite his careless driving causing the death of a much-loved man, Eaton was shockingly back behind the wheel illegally a mere ten days later. Without a licence and without insurance once again, he was arrested.
Yesterday (Thursday, March 25) at Northampton Crown Court, he was sentenced to 30 months for causing death by careless driving, three months for taking a vehicle without the consent of the owner and one month for failing to appear at court.
Lead Investigator, DC Mark Griffin, said: