A MAN who was allegedly drunk behind the wheel when he crashed his car in Tallai 18 months ago, killing his wife, has been jailed.
Peter Dowker appeared in Southport District Court on Wednesday, where he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death over the fatal crash on July 9, 2017.
Lana Hufnagl was a passenger in the car, which was being driven along The Panorama, when it suddenly left the road and collided with a tree.
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She died at the scene, while Mr Dowker was rushed to Gold Coast University hospital with serious injuries.
It took nine months before charges were laid against the 47-year-old
The court heard he was four times over the legal alcohol limit at the time of the crash.
Dowker was today sentenced to seven years behind bars over the crash.
He will be eligible for parole on 16 November, 2020.