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Teen jailed over charity ride death

A teenager who killed a cyclist during a charity bike ride has been sentenced to five years in prison. Bethany Mackie, 18, was more than twice the legal alcohol limit when her car hit Christian Smith, 38, from behind. He was cycling alongside his wife on the last leg of a 24-hour, 248-mile ride across Kent and Sussex on 22 March. The …

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Driver faces jail for cyclist’s death

An 18-year-old driver has been told to expect a prison sentence after she pleaded guilty to causing the death of a charity cyclist while over the limit. Bethany Mackie, of Beltinge Road, Herne Bay, was driving along the Old Thanet Way on March 22 when she crashed into 38.year-old Christian Smith while he was on a marathon 24-hour ride through …

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