Sentence for Belfast drunk driver who killed student “too lenient”

Enda Dolan from Killyclogher in Co Tyrone, who died while walking on Malone Road in south Belfast when he was struck by a vehicle.' Photo: Pacemaker (FB)
Enda Dolan from Killyclogher in Co Tyrone, who died while walking on Malone Road in south Belfast when he was struck by a vehicle.' Photo: Pacemaker (FB)

The jail sentence handed down to a drunk driver who killed a teenager in Belfast could be referred the Court of Appeal on the grounds it is unduly lenient.

Enda Dolan was 18 years old when he was struck by a van on the Malone Road in 2014.

The student from Co Tyrone was carried on the roof of a van being driven by David Lee Stewart, 31, of Gray’s Park Avenue in the city.

It was revealed at his trial that Stewart had taken 13 drinks before getting behind the wheel, and had traces of drugs, including cocaine, in his system.

Stewart was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison with a further three-and-a-half years on licence when he appeared in court last month.

On Monday the Director Public Prosecutions, Barra McGrory QC, said he had sought leave to refer the sentence to be reviewed.