Drink driver's sentence cut A drink driver who killed six people after downing 13 pints and two alcopops has had his sentence cut by the Court of Appeal. When Peter Noble was sentenced to 15 years in March 2001, it was the longest sentence in British legal history for causing death by dangerous driving. And even after it was reduced by five years on Monday, it remains the longest jail term for a driving offence of this kind. Lord Justice Keene described it as a "horrendous" case and said it was "difficult realistically to imagine a worse case". Noble, now 41, of Thorpe Salvin, South Yorkshire, was on a eight-hour "motorised pub crawl" when the Toyota Landcruiser he was driving collided with a Daewoo car on the opposite side of the road. Three people, who were travelling back from a family 21st birthday in the Daewoo, were killed. Three passengers in the Toyota also lost their lives. Noble's lawyers argued during the appeal that 15 years was so "out of proportion and scale" for sentences imposed for that type of serious offence as to be "wrong in principle". They argued that the correct sentencing bracket was eight to nine years. The jury at Sheffield Crown Court last year heard how Noble had driven at speeds of up to 80mph just moments before the fatal crash. Three members of the Holmes family died - Roy Holmes, 79, his wife Audrey 69, and daughter-in-law, Diane, 47. Noble was heading for his eighth pub. Heather Rodgers, a relative of Diane Holmes, said after the appeal the family was "disgusted". "It's a travesty of justice that a repeat offender of drink driving like Peter Noble can have his sentence reduced by five years." She added: "The judge said there was an element of chance but those chances are much greater when you behave like this man does by drinking so much." She said the end of the appeal did not make it easier to draw a line under the tragedy. The others who died were John Heywood, 42, David Wood, 35, and father-of-three Dennis Royston, 36.