Cyclist hater Ben Smith jailed for eight years over death of father-of-three Steve Jarvie

A CYCLIST hater has been sentenced to eight years’ jail after he killed a Sydney pushbike rider while on bail and a good behaviour bond for a string of other crimes.

Today Ben Smith, 27, was sentenced to a non-parole period of 5 ½ years for the manslaughter of father-of-three Steve Jarvie who was left to die on the side of the Old Pacific Highway at Cowan in February 2013.

But before Judge Mark Buscombe read out Smith’s sentence, he revealed his criminal history which showed he has been caught twice for excessive speeding, high-range drink driving and was on bail at the time of Mr Jarvie’s death after being charged with offensive behaviour, resisting arrest and destroying property.

And less than a month after killing Mr Jarvie, Smith was then caught for mid-range drink driving.

The Daily Telegraph can reveal that while Smith was awaiting trial he was charged with driving under the influence of drugs in November last year.

Source: Cyclist hater Ben Smith jailed for eight years over death of father-of-three Steve Jarvie | Perth Now