16 Apr, 2018 @ 11:07
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Drink-driving US tourist who killed British cyclist in Spain avoids jail

TRAGIC: Rasmussen
TRAGIC: Rasmussen

A DRUNK driver who killed a British cyclist in Spain has avoided jail.

Tourist Bryan Leeds, 25, from the US, was arrested after hitting father-of-three Philip Rasmussen, 47, from behind in Menorca.

The American tested positive for alcohol and drugs at the roadside.

He later produced a prescription for amphetamine tablets being used to treat an unidentified health condition.

Leeds was released on a €10,000 bail and the ban on him leaving the island has now been lifted following his court appearance.

He can leave the Balaeric on a one-year suspended jail sentence.

Briton Rasmussen, from Wales, died at the scene.

He was the CFO at a manufacturer which makes parts for Apple’s iPhones.



Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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