Drugged driver who killed Levin cyclist Peter Jenkins sentenced

By May 10, 2020 Recent News

NZ Herald 8 May 2020
Family First Comment: Sadly, these tragedies will increase if we legalise cannabis. Just look overseas…
“Kinita’s vehicle was seen swerving within the lane shortly before the crash. Witnesses said she made no attempt to brake before colliding with him, flinging him into the air. She had smoked both cannabis and methamphetamine the day before.”
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A drugged driver who killed a cyclist nine years after her own son was killed by a drunk driver has been sent to prison.

Cathryn Kinita appeared in the Palmerston North District Court this afternoon, having earlier pleaded guilty to causing Levin man Peter Jenkins’ death by driving under the influence of drugs.

She has also admitted possessing cannabis, methamphetamine and drug utensils.

Jenkins, 54, was out for a regular Sunday training ride when he was hit by a van being driven by Kinita on State Highway 1 at Manakau, north of Otaki, in November.

Jenkins’ father John told the Herald his son has been riding a bike for as long as he could remember and he’d grown up to love cycling with an insatiable passion.
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