Ex-RAF servicewoman, 25, banned from driving runs over a dad, 48, while high on cannabis

A BANNED driver high on cannabis ran over and killed a dad.

Amber Thomas, 25, got behind the wheel to buy more drugs when she hit Kenneth Haynes, 48.

The ex-RAF servicewoman fled and Mr Haynes died in hospital. Thomas, of Pontypool, Torfaen, was jailed for three years, eight months, at Cardiff crown court.

She was previously banned from driving due to a medical condition, for being high on cannabis and speeding at 44mph in a 30mph zone.

Prosecutor Tim Evans said: "Amber Thomas had been out visiting friends in the area during the evening and drove home to pick up cannabis and returned to a friend’s address where she smoked a joint.

"Thomas was driving at between 44 and 49mph prior to impact.

"She was driving far too fast and did not see Mr Haynes until it was far too late.”

His daughter Chloe, 25, addressed Thomas in a statement: "You ran away like a coward.

 "I was daddy’s little girl and I loved him very much. I can’t begin to describe the impact his death has had on me.

"Sorting through photos of him and knowing I will never see his face again or his laugh is gut-wrenching.”

Jeffery Jones, defending Thomas, said she was "very sorry for what has happened."

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