The family of a mother who was killed while shaking her boyfriend off a 22-foot bridge has pushed her to show “no regrets”.
Daniel Andrews, 28, died when Andrew Walls, 35, crashed his car into a car early this morning at Cardiff’s Coreton Interchange.
Danielle, the mother of four, died when Cocaine-powered Wolves failed to stop his VW Golf at a red light as he drove at 64 miles per hour in November 2020.
It then broke through the overpass barrier – causing the car to fly in the air after making “no attempt to apply the brakes”.
The court heard footage from roadside cameras showing the vaults failing to slow down as they approached the lights, then collided with a curb before traveling on two lanes of traffic and sank.
Now his family has criticized Wales for “betraying his trust” because he has “no regrets” about his destructive actions.
In a statement affecting the victims, Daniel’s family said: “Daniel was a dynamic and intelligent young woman.
“Daniel trusted Andrew Wales when she sat in the car with him that night, but he betrayed her trust.
“Andrew Wales’ humiliating behavior has not only robbed Daniel of his future but also robbed his children of the opportunity to know their mother.
“She deserved better.”
Daniel’s family also said they received no “regrets” from the Wolves.
Defending Owen Williams, Wales said he “regrets” his actions.
He said: “He knows he has ruined lives and taken lives.”
Judge Richard Williams said: “It cannot be said that there is real remorse in this case as opposed to self-pity.
“It simply came to our notice then.
He has now been sentenced to seven years and six months in prison after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.
He also did not find any explanation as to why he suddenly sped off the road.
The court heard the car was traveling in the air at a speed of about 43 miles per hour before it crashed into a large tree and fell 75 feet to its roof.
Daniel, 28, was left “cocooned” in a car with a seat belt, while the Wolves went to the hard shoulder of the A470.
The court heard that Woles had nine points on his license at the time of the accident – and that he was not wearing a seat belt.
Blood tests showed he was five times higher than the drug’s legal limit after testing positive for cocaine.
The couple checked out of the Park Inn Hotel at 3.43am before driving on the roads at “excessive speed” in heavy rain.
The court heard text messages revealing that Wales was asking a dealer for cocaine at 4.01am.
But just five minutes later, the car was caught on camera on a 40-mile-per-hour slip road before the red light returned.
Wallace lied to police after the crash, claiming that up to four people were inside the car at the time of the crash.
The Wolves in Kerfley, South Wales were also banned from driving for eight years and nine months – and will have to take an extended driving test.
CPS ‘Leighton Mawer said: “Andrew Vowles decided to drive in his own way and is responsible for what happened.
“It simply came to our notice then that a young woman took his life in a very tragic way.
“Our thoughts are with Daniel’s family and friends who have suffered terribly.”
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