Jail for careless driver

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A driver whose actions resulted in the death of a Newby motorcyclist ahas been jailed for nine months.

Lee Alan Harris, 39, died following a collision on the A171, Scarborough to Whitby road at Cloughton Moor, on July 27, last year.

Before the court was Gary Thompson, 38, of Redcar, who had previously pleading guilty to a charge of causing death by careless driving.

Thompson also admitted charges of both failing to stop at the scene of the accident and to report it. Adjourning the case for the preparation of an all-option pre-sentence report,

Thompson was also disqualified from driving for four years at York Crown Court on Friday.