Taxi driver stopped with ice-filled alcoholic drink next to driving seat found to be four times over limit – The Independent

Posted January 17th, 2019 in dangerous driving, drunk in charge, news, sentencing, taxis by tracey

‘A taxi driver who consumed a “shocking” amount of alcohol before getting behind the wheel of his cab has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 16th January 2019

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Man who killed friend in club crash ‘rage’ jailed for life – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2018 in assault, attempted murder, dangerous driving, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed his friend when he drove a car into a crowd in a “drink-fuelled rage” has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2018

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Dangerous Driving, Joint Criminal Enterprise and Ex Turpi Causa Defence: is Mens Rea made out? – Zenith Chambers

Posted December 14th, 2018 in dangerous driving, ex turpi causa, joint enterprise, news by sally

‘In the case of Kelly Wallett (on her own behalf and on behalf of the dependants of Ian Hill (Deceased)) v Vickers [2018] EWHC 3088 (QB) the High Court considered (heard on 14.11.2018) issues of joint criminal enterprise in the context of the ex turpi causa defence.’

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Zenith Chambers, 26th November 2018

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Coventry supermarket death crash bus company fined £2.3m – BBC News

‘A bus company that ignored warnings about a driver who crashed into a supermarket, killing two people, has been fined £2.3m.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2018

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Dangerous driving, joint criminal enterprise and ex turpi causa defence: is mens rea made out? – Zenith PI

‘In the case of Kelly Wallett (on her own behalf and on behalf of the dependants of Ian Hill (Deceased)) v Vickers [2018] EWHC 3088 (QB) the High Court considered (heard on 14.11.2018) issues of joint criminal enterprise in the context of the ex turpi causadefence.’

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Zenith PI, 26th November 2018

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Bin lorry driver jailed for schoolgirl’s death – The Guardian

‘A bin lorry driver who killed a 14-year-old girl after pulling on to a treacherous main road without looking and hitting a school minibus has been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2018

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Labour MP’s brother admits perverting course of justice – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2018 in dangerous driving, deceit, news, perverting the course of justice by sally

‘The brother of a Labour MP has admitted perverting the course of justice by lying to police about who was driving a speeding car.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2018

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Baby-faced criminal who bragged about joyriding in Rolls Royce photo and terrorised community is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2018 in assault, dangerous driving, news, police, recidivists, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A baby-faced teenage criminal who terrorised a local community and bragged about his joyriding lifestyle by posing in a Rolls Royce has finally been sent to prison after 47 convictions for 77 crimes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st October 2018

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Hit-and-run crashes rise by 45% in four years – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2018 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘The number of hit-and-run crashes in England and Wales has risen by 45% in four years, the BBC has learned.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2018

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Ford, Fiat and Nissan ads banned for dangerous driving – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2018 in advertising, complaints, dangerous driving, news, ombudsmen, road safety by tracey

‘Three different carmakers have had ads banned for encouraging unsafe driving.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2018

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Judge calls airport’s drop-off charge a “disgrace” as teacher avoids jail for driving into worker – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 24th, 2018 in airports, dangerous driving, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A teacher who drove into an airport worker following a row over a new £3 drop-off charge has been spared jail after a judge said he agreed the levy was an “absolute disgrace”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2018

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‘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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