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Driver jailed for three years after causing ‘tragic’ death by dangerous driving

Mikey Durdle (left) admitted to dangerous driving that caused Kyle Robertson's (right) death.
Mikey Durdle (left) admitted to dangerous driving that caused Kyle Robertson's (right) death.

A 23-year-old man has been jailed for three years after causing the death of an Inverness man due to dangerous driving.

Mikey Durdle, from Beauly, crashed his car on February 25, 2018 on the A835 near Garve.

The incident lead to the death of 20-year-old Kyle Robertson.

Mr Durdle was sentenced today at the High Court in Aberdeen to three years imprisonment after admitting to dangerous driving. He was also disqualified from driving for seven years and a six months.

Sergeant Chris Murray, Police Scotland’s senior investigating officer, said: “This was a tragic incident which needlessly resulted in death of a young man at just 20-years-old. This incident has had a devastating impact on Kyle Robertson’s family and friends.

“I would like to thank the members of the public who came forward during this extensive inquiry.

“It stands as a stark reminder of the consequences which driving dangerously and at excessive speed can have.

“Kyle Robertson has lost his life in this collision and Mikey Durdle is now serving a custodial sentence for his involvement.

“This was a completely avoidable incident, which has had long lasting consequences for all those involved and especially those who knew Kyle.

“Drivers must obey speed limits and respect the safety of other road users. Drivers are responsible for their actions and the temptation to take risks can have long lasting consequences, please take a second to consider is it worth it.”

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