‘I’ll keep fighting to have drug driver who killed my family jailed for life’
Summer Mace, left, with her mother Lisa Carter, sister Jade, and step-father Paul Carter and (Image: Summer Mace/Norfolk Constabulary) A woman who lost her family when a drug driver ploughed into their car on the A47 says she will keep on fighting after the Attorney General said their killer’s sentence would not be reviewed. Jade Mace, 25, her mother Lisa Carter, 49 and her step-father Paul Carter, 41, died when Aurelijus Cielevicius’s BMW collided head-on with their Vauxhall Mocha on the A47 near King’s Lynn on January 15, 2023.
Eastern Daily Press: Summer Mace (left) with her mother Lisa Carter, sister Jade, and step-father Paul Carter
Summer Mace (left) with her mother Lisa Carter, sister Jade, and step-father Paul Carter (Image: Summer Mace) Cielevicius, 39, of John Street, Lynn, was 15 times the drug drive limit after taking crystal meth before the crash. He admitted three counts of causing death by dangerous driving when he appeared at Norwich Crown Court.
But while the maximum sentence for the offence was increased from 14 years to life, six months before the crash, the judge that sentenced him gave him 10 and a half years in prison. Jade’s younger sister Summer Mace, 24, has been campaigning for justice for her family who came from Gedney in Lincolnshire. She and North West Norfolk MP James Wild met with Attorney General Victoria Mary Prentis KC after earlier being told by the solicitor general that the sentence would not be reviewed.
Mrs Prentis refused to overturn the earlier ruling.
Eastern Daily Press: Aurelijus Cielevicius, who was jailed for 10 and a half years Aurelijus Cielevicius, who was jailed for 10 and a half years (Image: Norfolk Constabulary) Afterwards teacher Miss Mace, from King’s Lynn, said: “Any person who looks at what happened to my beautiful family and the ridiculous sentence given states that it should be more so I will never understand why people in these higher positions do not feel the same.
“We will keep pushing for information and fighting for both justice for my family and further changes in the law to fix the broken justice system.”
Eastern Daily Press: The scene of the crash on the A47 near King’s Lynn The scene of the crash on the A47 near King’s Lynn (Image: Chris Bishop) North West Norfolk MP James Wild said: “This was an important opportunity for them to meet the Attorney General and explain the terrible impact of this crime and the need for longer sentences.
“I have raised some specific points on their behalf following the meeting including a fuller explanation why the sentence was not referred for appeal and what options if any there are to reconsider that decision.”