A DRIVER has been sent to prison for causing death by dangerous driving.

Harrison Stokley was driving his Skoda Octavia the wrong way on the Harwich-bound carriageway of the A120, when it was in a head-on crash with Ronald Scannell’s Ford C-Max at Great Bromley.

Mr Scannell, 72, from Kirby Cross, sadly died at the scene.

His wife, who was the front seat passenger, suffered multiple serious injuries.

Stokley, 25, was found to have 92 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, above the legal driving limit of 80 microgrammes.

A court heard he was returning home from a party in the early hours of August 7, 2016 and was following directions on his sat nav, but missed a turning and ended up on the wrong side of the A120.

Stokley, of Goldhanger Road, Heybridge, admitted causing the death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving at Ipswich Crown Court on August 29.

He was sentenced on Thursday at the same court to four years and four months in prison.

He was also banned from driving for four years and two months and must take an extended re-test.