A drink driver from Chislehurst who necked five pints of lager before mowing down and killing a dog walker in his Range Rover has been jailed.

Maurice McAnallen, 63, of Stead Close, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and was sentenced on Monday to four years and two months behind bars.

McAnallen had been drinking at a football club in Chislehurst on the afternoon of January 25, before he decided to drive back to an address he was staying at in Eynsford.

At around 7.05pm, McAnallen entered Eynsford High Street, crossing onto the wrong side of the road and mounting a pavement.

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He struck Andrew Miller, 62, as he walked his dog, before crashing into two parked vehicles.

Police and ambulance crews attended, but Mr Miller unfortunately died at the scene.

McAnallen failed a roadside breath test and was arrested.

Results of blood tests would show that at the time of the crash his blood alcohol level was likely to have been at around 199 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, over twice the legal limit.

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Witnesses interviewed during the police investigation had seen McAnallen driving erratically and dangerously on roads including the A20, near Swanley.

He was reported to have swerved into wrong lanes and at one stage even climbed a grass bank before returning to the road.

McAnallen was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and with driving a motor vehicle while over the legal alcohol limit.

Appearing at Maidstone Crown Court he pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Monday 2 November to four years and two months’ imprisonment.

When his sentence ends McAnallen will also be disqualified from driving for four years and will be required to take an extended test.

DC Dawn Smith, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "Maurice McAnallen made the decision to get behind the wheel of his car, knowing full well he had consumed far too much alcohol to be able to drive.

"His intoxicated state meant he was driving what was essentially a loaded and lethal weapon.

"The consequences of his reckless actions have had tragic consequences, which will no doubt cause profound and enduring pain to Andrew’s family.

"Drink driving can and does ruin lives. While no sentence will ever compensate Andrew’s family for their loss, I hope that today can at least bring some closure for them at this difficult time."