Ute driver who exceeded the limit four times when he hit and killed a 22-year-old librarian is found guilty of dangerous driving
- Patrick Nealon struck and killed Nicole Lewanski, 22, in December 2016 in Sydney
- Nealon, 38, was exceeded more than three times when he hit and killed the student
- Witnesses say that Nealon drove more than 30 km / h over the limit when he crashed
- On Friday, Nealon was found guilty of dangerous driving after a three-week trial period
A Ute driver who exceeded the limit more than three times when he hit and killed a young librarian was found guilty of dangerous driving.
Nicole Lewanski, 22, crossed the Princes Highway in Wolli Creek, southern Sydney, when she was hit by Patrick Paul Nealon in December 2016.
Despite the efforts of witnesses and emergency services, Lewanski died shortly after of major head and internal injuries.
After a three-week trial in the Downing Center court, a jury found on Friday, Nealon, 38, guilty of heavy, dangerous driving resulting in death.
Patrick Nealon, 38, (photo) was more than three times over the limit when he beat and killed 22-year-old librarian Nicole Lewanski
Nicole Lewanski, 22, was killed in a horrible accident at Wolli Creek in December 2016
The court heard that Nealon had an alcohol limit in the blood of 0.169 – more than three times the legal limit.
The prosecutor claimed that Nealon, who was an Irish trader, told a paramedic that he & # 39; maybe 15 schooners of beer & # 39; during a drinking session that lasted about four hours.
Witnesses told the court that they saw Nealon's ute driving and that they were driving irregularly at a maximum speed of 30 km / h before attempting to skip three lanes in an attempt to turn right.
He lost control of his car, hit a pedestrian island where Mrs. Lewanski stood, threw the 22-year-old student up in the air and killed her.
He lost control of his car, hit a pedestrian island where Lewanski stood, threw the 22-year-old student in the air and killed her
Witnesses told the court that they saw the ualon of Nealon driving irregularly at a maximum speed of 30 km / h during the crash
After the tragic death of the student, her father, Henry Lewanski, told Daily Mail Australia that his daughter was in the prime of her life and just had her & # 39; dream job & # 39; had ended up.
She had just started a librarian internship at the University of Technology in Sydney before she was murdered.
& # 39; She's a beautiful girl, words can't describe how we feel now, & # 39; said Mr. Lewanski.
& # 39; People must be safe on the street. & # 39;
Her father said she had just left the parental home to be closer to work.
A long-time friend of Mrs. Lewanski told Daily Mail Australia that the young librarian was enthusiastic about her first & # 39; vacation away with friends & # 39 ;.
Flowers were tied to the fence on the scene where the young librarian was hit after the crash (photo)
Mrs. Lewanski had just received her dream job as a librarian at the University of Technology in Sydney
& # 39; Nicole was really excited about it – she loved music and was just so much fun to chat with and had never been away with friends. But now she's not here to come with us. & # 39;
& # 39; She loved people and appreciated her friendships. People always saw something special in her. & # 39;
& # 39; She was really excited about how her life went, and now she is gone. & # 39;
Patrick Paul Nealon, 38, his bail was withdrawn and will appear at a hearing on December 6.
The court heard that Nealon (photo) had an alcohol limit in the blood of 0.169 – more than three times the legal limit
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