Driver admits causing death while drunk in Lakenheath

Flowers and other tributes left at the scene of the crash. ENGANL00120131021101839
Flowers and other tributes left at the scene of the crash. ENGANL00120131021101839
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A motorist whose passenger died when their car hit a tree has admitted causing death by careless driving while drunk.

Steven Samuel, 21, was arrested at the scene of an accident in Undley Road, Lakenheath, on October 19 last year.

Samuel, of Hasse Road, Soham, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court today where he pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving while under the influence of alcohol.

The man who died was John Joe Scott, 22, of Wingfield Road, Lakenheath who had been a front seat passenger.

Judge Rupert Overbury told Samuel that he would continue to be granted bail until he returns to court on September 18 to be sentenced.