Nurse Ophelia Oka-Koi guilty of causing death by careless driving in East Barnet

Christie McHugh, pictured with her wife and son, climbed onto the bonnet of Ms Oka-Koi's car

Christie McHugh, pictured with her wife and son, climbed onto the bonnet of Ms Oka-Koi's car

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A mental health nurse who drove away from a drunken row with a woman on her car bonnet has been found guilty of causing death by careless driving.

Ophelia Oka-Koi, 52, of Galdana Avenue, High Barnet, was acquitted of causing death by dangerous driving following the death of Christie McHugh on March 4 last year.

Harrow Crown Court heard how the pair had been involved in an argument in the Lord Kitchener pub car park, in East Barnet Road, which resulted in a drunken Mrs McHugh getting onto the bonnet of Ms Oka-Koi’s car.

She then drove off - but Mrs McHugh, 33, was flung from the car onto a belisha beacon. She died instantly.

The jury recorded a unanimous verdict after a week-long trial.

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