Boxing coach who was driving while high on cannabis is jailed for five years ...

Boxing coach, 38, who was driving while high on cannabis with his three children being in the car is jailed for five years after killing motorist, 22 John Verlander had his three children in the car when he hit Madalin Lungoci The 38-year-old had been speeding and was found over the legal cannabis limit Madalin's parents said they had been left 'hopeless' by the death of their son  

By Terri-ann Williams For Mailonline

Published: 19:23 BST, 21 July 2019 | Updated: 19:24 BST, 21 July 2019

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John Verlander (pictured above) was jailed for five years and has also been banned from the roads for seven-and-a-half years

John Verlander (pictured above) was jailed for five years and has also been banned from the roads for seven-and-a-half years

A boxing coach who was over the legal cannabis limit killed a motorist during a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre.

John Verlander had overtaken two vehicles on a bend when he ploughed into an oncoming car driven by Madalin Lungoci.

Despite having his three children in the car, the 38-year-old had been 'driving irresponsibly'.

Madalin, 22, suffered horrific injuries and died at the scene in Kent on December 4 last year.

Police discovered that Verlander had been over the legal cannabis limit and was speeding at the time of the smash.

Madalin's parents made a moving impact statement at Maidstone Crown Court and confessed that their son had helped them through old age and that they had been left

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