Drug-affected driver apologises to crash victims’ families for killing two people

Stuff co.nz 29 August 2019
Family First Comment: “Woolley was found with cannabis and a pipe for smoking methamphetamine, and drug tests confirmed both substances in his system.”
But weed never killed anyone eh.
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A man who caused a double fatal crash while on a cocktail of drugs has apologised to his victims’ families.

Anaru Freedom Woolley, 27, has pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of Kevin Hanks, 40, and Macauley Arnott, 13, when he collided with their vehicle at an intersection on State Highway 2, near the Tui brewery in Mangatainoka, on April 4.

Hanks’ two sons, Koben​ and Kasen​, were passengers in the Northern Wairarapa crash. Koben, 13, suffered a head injury and was in an induced coma in Auckland’s Starship children’s hospital, while Kasen, 15, suffered minor injuries.

In the Palmerston North District Court on Thursday, defence lawyer Steve Winter apologised for the “irreplaceable” losses his client had caused.

“Mr Woolley has specifically asked me to do that,” he told the group of about 15 family members.

“He is very sorry at the loss he has caused your family.”

A forestry worker from Dannevirke, Woolley was found with cannabis and a pipe for smoking methamphetamine, and drug tests confirmed both substances in his system.
READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/115370766/drugaffected-driver-apologises-to-crash-victims-families-for-killing-two-people
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