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Man appears in court after Nottinghamshire carer dies in ‘extremely sad’ crash

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A care worker’s death after a road traffic collision is an “extremely sad case”, magistrates’ heard, as a man appeared before justices on serious motoring allegations. The incident dated back to January 19 this year, involved two vehicles and a fatal road traffic collision.

Jessica Drury, 25, of Bulwell, died at the scene, in Southwell Road, Oxton, at around 8.10pm. Her vehicle ended up in a ditch.

She had been to attend to an elderly couple she cared for and was returning home to change into her uniform to continue on her way to her shift at a hospital. The tragic details were heard as a 35-year-old man appeared before Nottingham Magistrates’ Court accused of four driving allegations following the collision.

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Matthew Adrian Plimmer, of Raylawn Street, Mansfield, is accused of driving whilst disqualified in an Audi Q7 on Bonner Lane, Calverton. He is further accused of causing the death of Miss Drury when he was a banned driver on January 19 on Southwell Road, Oxton.

The remaining charges are: Using the Audi Q7 without insurance on Bonner Lane, Calverton, and causing Miss Drury’s death by driving without due care and attention when over the drink drive limit.



Jessica Drury
Jessica Drury

It is alleged Plimmer, a self-employed plumber, had a blood alcohol reading of 100 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, over the legal limit of 80, in Southwell Road, Oxton.

Freddie Sail, prosecuting, told magistrates: “This is an extremely sad case of an incident that dates back to January 19 this year. This case involves two vehicles and a fatal road traffic collision”. The case was sent to Nottingham Crown Court on July 15.

Presiding magistrate Peter Forster told Plimmer, who wore trainers, jeans and a T-shirt, for the brief hearing: “Two of the charges can be dealt with at the crown court. The matter is being sent there. The first hearing at the crown court will take place on July 15.

“You will be required to be in attendance then and I grant you conditional bail”. The magistrate thanked the family of Miss Drury for attending and passed on his deepest sympathies.

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