A FORMER soldier was nearly twice the drink-drive limit when he mowed down and killed a dad, his two children and their Yorkshire Terrier on Father’s Day.
David Logan, 37, mounted the pavement in his Peugeot 206 and ploughed into the family as they were taking family pet Troy for a walk.
Bricklayer Joshua Flynn, 37, and his children Coby-Jay, 15, and Skylar, 12, were killed instantly.
Mum Emma, 35, was not with the group at the time of the crash – and learned her family had died when police visited her.
Supermarket worker Logan appeared at Preston Crown Court today, where he admitted causing death by dangerous driving, destroying property – the terrier – and drink driving.
A judge heard the dad's blood alcohol level was 141 micrograms per 100ml – far in excess of the legal limit, 80.
Following the tragedy on June 21 last year the heartbroken family paid an emotional tribute – and told of their 'utter heartbreak'.
“From the minute we received this terrible news, our whole world has been turned upside down and no words can describe how devastated we are feeling," Emma and other family members said.
“Joshua was a family man and a good guy. He would do absolutely anything for anyone and was a genuine, lovely man.
"He was a loving husband and doting Dad.
“Joshua was fitness mad and loved going to the gym and exercising.
“Coby-Jay was a typical teenager, obsessed with computers and computer games in particular his Nintendo.
“He was a lovely young man, kind, happy and upbeat.
“Skylar, like any young girl at the moment, was TikTok mad. Like her brother, she enjoyed playing on computer games, in particular Roblox – exchanging pets.
“She was always so happy with a lovely smile on her face.
“Troy was another member of the family, such a good and well behaved lad. His loss is also felt.”
The family, from nearby Barrow, were going for a stroll along a road in Dalton, Cumbria, around 2.30pm when the car careered onto the pavement.
Horrified passers-by stopped to help and frantically tried to resuscitate them as paramedics raced to the rural stretch.
Despite the efforts of paramedics, the family and their pet died at the scene.
Witnesses who saw the tragedy described it as a "horror movie".
Wearing a grey Nike t-shirt, Logan, of Dalton, spoke only to confirm his identity and guilty pleas to all charges during the half hour hearing at Preston Crown Court.
He will be sentenced in April. He has been banned from driving with immediate effect.
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