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A drunk driver who caused the death of an 87-year-old grandmother in Melbourne but continued drinking a UDL can after the crash had been in jail for at least seven years. The County Court of Victoria is shown

Drunk ute driver, 45, smashed into a grandmother but continued drinking a can of UDL premix when she died, is imprisoned for nine years

  • Bradley Shaun Adams has been imprisoned for causing the death of Rachele Gaggiano
  • He was drunk at the time of the crash and continued to drink after the collision
  • Adams, 45, was sentenced to nine years and three months in prison
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A drunk driver who caused the death of an 87-year-old grandmother in Melbourne but continued drinking a UDL can after the crash had been in jail for at least seven years.

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Bradley Shaun Adams, 45, bought two 10-pack UDL premixed drinks with his 18-year-old son before fishtailing on Plenty Road, Reservoir on the night of August 4, 2017.

He was disqualified for driving and speeding in an unregistered V8 ute when he bumped into a mother and daughter when they returned home after shopping.

A drunk driver who caused the death of an 87-year-old grandmother in Melbourne but continued drinking a UDL can after the crash had been in jail for at least seven years. The County Court of Victoria is shown

A drunk driver who caused the death of an 87-year-old grandmother in Melbourne but continued drinking a UDL can after the crash had been in jail for at least seven years. The County Court of Victoria is shown

Rachele Gaggiano died immediately when her husband Luigi, now 91, watched from their driveway.

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Their daughter Maria, 52, was rescued from the car but sustained a broken back, liver damage and other injuries. She no longer drives after being diagnosed with a post-traumatic stress disorder.

On Thursday, County Court of Victoria Judge sentenced Richard Smith Adams to a nine-year and three-month prison sentence with a seven-year unconditional release.

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