Lorry driver Dariusz Tokarczyk jailed for killing Jodie Moss – BBC News

‘A lorry driver who killed a 21-year-old woman while selecting music on his mobile phone has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2017

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Driver jailed over Poppy-Arabella Clarke crossing death – BBC News

‘A pensioner who killed a three-year-old girl weeks after being told to stop driving because of poor eyesight has been jailed for four years.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2017

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Crash driver who took selfies with paralysed passenger jailed – The Guardian

‘A driver who paralysed his passenger in a car crash while “showing off” and then took selfies with him as he lay bloodied in the wreckage has been jailed.’

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The Guardian., 15th March 2017

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First date from hell: Woman’s admirer leaves her unconscious as he flees police after crashing BMW – Daily Telegraph

‘A woman’s first date ended with her being seriously injured when her admirer crashed his car into a tree while showing off to her before fleeing police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2017

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Drug addict jailed for killing child actor in London car chase – The Guardian

‘A drug addict with more than 50 previous convictions has been jailed for 12 years for killing a child actor and his aunt when he hit them with a stolen car.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2017

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Driver cleared over fatal Nissan Qashqai crash – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2017 in careless driving, dangerous driving, homicide, news by tracey

‘A driver who told a court her Nissan Qashqai “took off” and sped out control before hitting a pedestrian has been cleared of causing a fatal crash.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2017

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Driver jailed after he killed teenage motorist in crash which split car in two – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 10th, 2017 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A dangerous driver who killed a teenage motorist in a crash which split her car in half has been jailed for six years.’

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Daily Telegraph, January 2017

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Driving offences and penalties relating to causing death or serious injury – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 5th, 2016 in careless driving, consultations, dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

‘The government recognises that there is public concern about sentencing for offenders who kill or seriously injure others on the road and is committed to making sure that the legislative framework that the courts operate within reflects the seriousness of offending and the culpability of the offender.’

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Ministry of Justice, 5th December 2016

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Dangerous drivers who kill could face life in prison – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘Drivers who cause death by dangerous or careless driving could get life in prison under new government proposals.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2016

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Bus driver found guilty of killing three men in fatal car collision – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 18th, 2016 in dangerous driving, homicide, news by sally

‘A bus driver has been found guilty of killing three people in a ‘devastating and avoidable’ Valentine’s Day motorway crash.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2016

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Thief has sentencing pushed back so he can celebrate 25th birthday – Daily Telegraph

‘thief who faces jail for driving a stolen motorbike into a policeman has had his sentencing date pushed back by a judge so he can celebrate his 25th birthday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2016

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PC who knocked criminal off motorcycle cleared of wrongdoing – The Guardian

Posted November 4th, 2016 in dangerous driving, news, police by tracey

‘A police officer has been cleared of dangerous driving after using his van to knock a criminal off his scrambler motorcycle as he tore through a city’s streets.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2016

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Lorry driver jailed over four-death A34 crash – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2016 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

‘A lorry driver who hit and killed a mother and her three children while using his phone behind the wheel has been jailed for 10 years.’

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BBC News, 31st October 2016

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Lorry driver jailed for ploughing into car – leaving motorist with fractured skull – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 6th, 2016 in dangerous driving, guilty pleas, news, personal injuries, sentencing by tracey

‘A lorry driver who ploughed a vehicle packed with steel into a line of rush-hour traffic, leaving one seriously injured, has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th October 2016

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Drug driving: how has new legislation been working? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted September 6th, 2016 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, fines, medicines, news, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘In March 2015 new legislation was introduced to specifically tackle drug driving. Prior to that date it had been an offence to drive a vehicle whilst unfit to do so through drink or drugs and this offence remains. Whilst this offence still remains the prosecution would need to prove that driving was impaired. The new legislation made it an offence to drive with eight prescription medications above a prescribed limit and with eight illegal substances. In order to assist police in implementing this offence “drugalysers” were also introduced making it possible for police to test for cocaine and cannabis at the road side using a saliva test. The detection of all other substances requires a blood sample to be taken.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 5th September 2016

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Drunk driver with ‘gun in lap’ in east London jailed – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2016 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, disqualification, firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘A drunk driver who fell asleep in traffic with a loaded gun resting on his lap has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2016

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Driver jailed for crashing car while inhaling laughing gas – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2016 in dangerous driving, disqualification, drug abuse, news, sentencing by sally

‘A motorist who crashed her car while inhaling a laughing gas balloon has been jailed for 20 months.’

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The Guardian, 30th August 2016

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Wyton driver Danny Warby guilty over police officer crash death – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2016 in dangerous driving, news by tracey

‘A lorry driver has been convicted over a crash he caused after opening a text message which resulted in the death of an off duty police officer.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2016

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Motorist banned for driving at ‘staggering’ 154mph – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2016 in dangerous driving, news, road traffic offences, sentencing, speed cameras by tracey

‘A driver clocked speeding at 154mph has been banned from the roads for 56 days, Suffolk police said.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2016

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Man jailed over Oldham carjacking of woman, 78 – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for 11 years after he stole an elderly woman’s car and ran her over with it.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2016

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