UPDATE: Man guilty of causing death by dangerous driving faces prison

Guilty: Minesh Parbat
Guilty: Minesh Parbat

A judge warned a Maidenbower man that he faces a prison sentence after he was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.

Minesh Parbat, 36, of Gregory Close, was convicted at Lewes Crown Court this afternoon (Monday July 20).

His girlfriend Lisa Watling, of Langley Green, died after Parbat crashed his BMW Z3 on the A2011 Crawley Avenue on March 9 last year.

Parbat will be sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Friday August 28, but was told by Judge Griffiths prison is a certainty.

Addressing Parbat, he said: “You, I am sure, have been told it is inevitable you will lose your liberty.

“To prison you will be going - the question is for what length.”

Parbat was bailed until the sentencing date, but has been disqualified from driving until then, and a curfew between 8pm and 7am has been imposed.

He denied causing death by dangerous driving, while the jury previously heard he was over the drink drive limit at the time of the crash.

The jury gave the unanimous verdict after less than two hours of deliberation.

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