Roper was committed to Bristol Crown Court last year for sentence on a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice by claiming he was not the driver of the vehicle. He was given 200 hours community serviceReuse content
A lorry driver who knocked down two hitch-hikers, killing one of them, was given 80 hours community service and fined £250 for careless driving plus £148 costs by Mendip magistrates. Brian Roper, 39, of Wells, Somerset, admitted failing to stop a fter the accident and failing to report it until the next day. His licence was also suspended for 18 months.