Love cheat plagued by guilt planned to take his own life, court told
A love-cheat, who planned to kill himself in a motorway smash because he couldn't live with the guilt, was caught over the drink- drive limit after he changed his mind, a court heard.
Joel Whitley was found, distraught, on the M65 at Brierfield, Lancashire, by police after he phoned them.
Whitley turned out to be almost twice the limit and had a small bag of cocaine on him.
Burnley magistrates were told how the 24-year-old had cheated on his long-term partner at a party early last year.
His solicitor told the hearing: "That has played on his mind all year, to the point where on the day... read more
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