The court was told that he was in the driver's seat and Emma was unconscious with her head in his lap. Stuart Ryder said he asked him to turn the ignition off and sit still, but instead he got out of the car.
"I was aware of a young girl in the car," said Stuart. "I asked him who the girl was and he said he didn't know."Campbell ran off after his brief conversation with Stuart but was quickly caught and found to be well over the alcohol limit. He had drunk three large glasses of wine and nine vodkas during the course of the evening.
Prosecuting, Alaric Bassano said witnesses described hearing a car accelerating hard shortly before the crash. He added:
"The defendant sought to distance himself, exhibiting no apparent concern about the vehicle or the deceased."Campbell, who had been Emma's 'friend' since she was 14, was jailed for five years.