‘Grotesque’ killer driver jailed for Trafford Park crash – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2018 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

‘A speeding driver who killed a teenage girl in an “act of grotesque selfishness” at a “car cruise” has been jailed for nine years and nine months.’

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BBC News, 21st August 2018

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‘Death by dangerous cycling’ law considered – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2018 in bicycles, dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

‘Cyclists who kill pedestrians could face charges of “death by dangerous cycling” or “death by careless cycling”, under government proposals.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2018

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Student who killed her sister in car crash spared jail after judge rules she has been punished enough – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 25th, 2018 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘The daughter of a driving instructor who killed her teenage sister in a horror crash has been spared jail after a judge accepted no sentence could punish her more than her “incalculable” loss.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd June 2018

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Doctor who left date paralysed in car crash kept his job after he used medical knowledge to try help her walk again – Daily Telegraph

‘A doctor who left his date paralysed in a car crash kept his job after a tribunal heard he used medical knowledge to try and help her walk again.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th June 2018

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Consultation to give police greater confidence to pursue suspects – Home Office

‘The Home Office is today launching a consultation to help tackle motorcycle-related crime by providing police officers with better legal protection.’

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Home Office, 22nd May 2018

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‘Laughing gas’ driver jailed over A41 fatal crash – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who inhaled laughing gas while driving at high speed before crashing and killing two women has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2018

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Moped crime: New rules to protect police pursuit drivers – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in careless driving, dangerous driving, motorcycles, news, police by sally

‘Police drivers will have more legal protection if they are involved in a crash, in a bid to tackle criminals on mopeds, as part of Home Office plans.’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2018

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Driver jailed after crashing through a family’s front living room – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 1st, 2018 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, news, sentencing by tracey

‘James Sparham has been jailed for five years after driving his car at high speed through the living room wall of a family home. The 29-year-old was almost three times the drink drive limit when he crashed through the wall of the home owned by David Garnett, 54 and his wife Claire, 50, in the early hours September 3 2017.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th April 2018

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Casper and Corey Platt-May deaths: Driver high on cocaine is jailed – BBC News

Posted April 27th, 2018 in dangerous driving, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A driver who killed two young brothers in a hit-and-run crash while high on cocaine has been jailed for nine years.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2018

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Ant McPartlin fined £86,000 for drink-driving – The Guardian

‘The TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been fined £86,000 and disqualified from driving for 20 months after admitting drink-driving.’

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The Guardian, 16th April 2018

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Hayes crash: Drunk driver jailed for 13 years after killing three teenagers at London bus stop – The Independent

Posted March 29th, 2018 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A drunk driver has been jailed for 13 years after killing three boys as they walked to a 16th birthday party in London. Jaynesh Chudasama pleaded guilty in February to three counts of causing death by dangerous driving over the incident near a bus stop in Hayes.’

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The Independent, 28th March 2018

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Richard Frost: 117mph double death crash driver jailed – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2018 in assault, dangerous driving, drug abuse, homicide, money laundering, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A motorist who hit speeds of 117mph before killing two pedestrians when he drove along the verge on the wrong side of the road has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2018

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Lorry drivers jailed for fatal crash on motorway – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 26th, 2018 in careless driving, dangerous driving, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Two lorry drivers have been jailed after they caused a motorway crash which killed eight people travelling in a minibus.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 23rd March 2018

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Drink driver jailed for killing girl returning from birthday party – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 21st, 2018 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who drank nine pints of lager and took cocaine before crashing into a group of schoolchildren, killing a 16-year-old girl, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for causing death by dangerous driving and given a nine year driving ban.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 20th March 2018

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M1 death crash lorry driver David Wagstaff cleared of charge – BBC News

Posted March 8th, 2018 in careless driving, dangerous driving, news by tracey

‘A second lorry driver involved in a crash on the M1 that killed eight people has been cleared of causing death by dangerous driving. David Wagstaff had previously admitted eight counts of the lesser charge of causing death by careless driving. Wagstaff, 54, was on a hands-free call when his lorry forced a minibus under a stationary lorry in lane one.
The driver of the other lorry involved, Ryszard Masierak, 31, was convicted on Tuesday of dangerous driving charges.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2018

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‘Hotheaded’ driver who ran down motorcyclist jailed for 11 years – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2018 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by michael

‘A man who drove into a stationary motorcyclist in a “hotheaded” act of revenge for the other man bumping into his car has been jailed for 11 years.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2018

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Driver who killed best friend now jailed – Attorney General’s Office

Posted January 24th, 2018 in appeals, dangerous driving, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘A driver who killed his best friend will now serve time in prison after Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP referred his original sentence to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 19th January 2018

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Criminal: General defences – Law Society’s Gazette

‘In R v Riddell [2017] EWCA Crim 413 the court confirmed that self-defence can potentially be a defence to allegations of both dangerous and careless driving. Even though dangerous driving does not inherently involve the use of force, there may be a need for responsive force in particular circumstances. The availability of the defence will depend on the force used in the driving in those circumstances. The court observed that it would be wrong for self-defence to be available when driving off to avoid injury but unavailable to nudge someone away when fearing violence.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 27th November 2017

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Football agent guilty of killing man while texting behind wheel on M6 – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2017 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, sport, telecommunications by tracey

‘A football agent has been convicted of killing a highways worker and paralysing another in a fatal crash as he texted players while speeding in bad weather.’

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The Guardian, 7th November 2017

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Hospital double death crash driver, 90, spared jail – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2017 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A 90-year-old driver who killed a couple by reversing into them has been given a two-year suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2017

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