Westminster car crash driver Salih Khater jailed for life – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2019 in attempted murder, dangerous driving, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A man who drove at cyclists and police officers outside Parliament has been jailed for life for attempted murder.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2019

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Driver who killed safety patrol cyclist while on phone before fleeing scene jailed – The Independent

Posted October 3rd, 2019 in accidents, bereavement, dangerous driving, news, sentencing, telecommunications by tracey

‘A hit-and-run driver who killed a safety patrol cyclist while on his phone driving the wrong way down a one-way street has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2019

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Man, 69, jailed for knocking teenager off bike in road rage row – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2019 in assault, bicycles, dangerous driving, guilty pleas, news, road traffic, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who used his 4×4 to knock down a teenage cyclist before beating him up and trashing his new bicycle during a road rage row has been jailed for six months.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2019

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Man jailed for driving into PC near Stafford 10k race – BBC News

‘A banned driver who crushed a police officer against a fence before dragging her along has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 2nd September 2019

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Doublethink in the High Court: using a mobile phone whilst driving does not necessarily mean “using” it – Park Square Barristers

‘On 31st July 2019 Lady Justice Thirlwall DBE and Mr Justice Goss handed down the judgment of the High Court on what amounts to “using a hand-held mobile telephone or other hand-held interactive communication device” whilst driving in DPP v Barreto [2019] EWHC 2044 (Admin).’

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Park Square Barristers, 12th August 2019

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MPs call for tougher penalties on drivers using mobile phones – The Guardian

‘Tougher restrictions on drivers using mobile phones, including extending the ban to hands-free devices, should be considered, MPs have said. The transport select committee said using any type of mobile phone while driving had potentially catastrophic consequences. The MPs called for more severe penalties “commensurate with the risks”, as road deaths linked to phone use have risen steadily over the past decade.’

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The Guardian, 13th August 2019

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Assistant chief constable smashed into oncoming car because she was trying to make hands free call to MP husband, court hears – Daily Telegraph

‘A senior police officer who smashed into an oncoming car while trying to make a hands-free phone call to her MP husband escaped a driving ban today.

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Daily Telegraph, 8th August 2019

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Motorists could challenge convictions for driving while using their phones after man has case overturned – Daily Telegraph

‘Motorists could challenge their convictions for driving while using their phone after a man has had his case overturned after he filmed a road collision.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2019

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Judge faces no action over drink-driver ‘being a woman’ remark – BBC News

‘A judge who said a drink-driver deserved a chance to avoid jail because she is a woman will not face sanctions.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2019

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Woman who drove van into house convicted over pensioner’s death – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2019 in dangerous driving, elderly, homicide, news by sally

‘A motorist who crashed a van into a house, killing a 90-year-old woman as she sat in her front room speaking on the phone, has been convicted of causing death by dangerous driving.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2019

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London ‘boy-snatch robbery’ moped gang jailed – BBC News

‘Members of a moped gang who threatened to hurt a woman’s three-year-old son in a “shocking” attempted robbery have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2019

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Judge warns veteran that PTSD is not a ‘get out of jail free card’ – Daily Telegraph

‘PTSD is not a “get out of jail free card”, a judge has warned as he jails a veteran who blamed his crimes on “harrowing” experiences in Afghanistan.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd April 2019

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Millionaire’s son jailed for causing girl’s death by dangerous driving – The Guardian

Posted March 8th, 2019 in dangerous driving, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘A millionaire’s son has been jailed for 18 months after admitting causing the death of a girl who died nine years after a car crash.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2019

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Cricklewood Islamic Centre: Man who drove at worshippers jailed – BBC news

‘A man who deliberately drove at worshippers leaving an Islamic community centre has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2019

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Driver who killed 11-year-old had been banned three times – The Guardian

‘A driver who confessed to a hit-and-run that killed a young boy had previously been banned from driving on three occasions. Michael Ricardo Robinson, 31, pleaded guilty to causing the death of 11-year-old Taylor Schofield by dangerous driving on 12 January at Manchester crown court. He was sentenced to six years and eight months’ imprisonment on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2019

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Drink-driver who went wrong way on M4 near Reading jailed – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2019 in dangerous driving, drunk in charge, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who drove the wrong way down a motorway while more than three times the drink-drive limit has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2019

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Carol Boardman death driver jailed for 30 weeks – The Guardian

‘A driver who fatally ran over the mother of the Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman has been jailed for 30 weeks.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2019

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‘I’d do it again,’ said driver who killed four in crash, as judge asks for tougher sentencing powers – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 29th, 2019 in dangerous driving, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘A judge has urged parliament to introduce tougher sentences for people who cause multiple deaths by dangerous driving after jailing two brothers who killed four people in a high speed chase.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2019

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Driver jailed after mother lost unborn baby in Somerton crash – BBC News

‘A driver who caused a crash in which a mother lost her unborn child has been jailed for more than three years.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2019

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Wanted man who taunted police on Instagram from Dubai jailed after being extradited back to UK – The Independent

Posted January 24th, 2019 in bail, dangerous driving, extradition, news, sentencing, weapons by tracey

‘A man who taunted police in Instagram posts from Dubai has been jailed after he was extradited back to the UK.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2019

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