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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Speeding driver jailed after smash threw woman out of bath – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2016 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A speeding motorist who drove his car straight through the wall of a house – throwing the tenant out of her bath – has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2016

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Drink and drug-drivers who cause fatal crashes should be charged with manslaughter and face life sentences, nine in 10 people think – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 11th, 2016 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, drug abuse, homicide, news by sally

‘Drink or drug-drivers who cause fatal crashes should be charged with manslaughter and should face life sentences in prison, nine in 10 people think.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th July 2016

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Skip hire firm boss jailed for injuring 21 people when his Mercedes careered into charity ball marquee – Daily Telegraph

‘A wealthy businessman who drunkenly ploughed his new Mercedes into a marquee at a charity ball injuring 21 people has been jailed for more than a year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th June 2016

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Man jailed for 150mph car chase on A1 with girl, 3, in back seat – BBC News

‘A drug dealer who drove at speeds of up to 150mph with a three-year-old girl in his car during a police chase has been jailed for two years and eight months.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2016

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M4 fatal crash driver jailed after falling asleep at wheel – BBC News

‘A van driver who killed three passengers in a crash on the M4 after falling asleep at the wheel has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2016

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Drug driving arrests soar to nearly 8,000 in England and Wales – The Independent

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, drug offences, medicines, news, statistics by sally

‘As part of new legislation, police in England and Wales can use road-side tests to determine drug levels in dangerous drivers.’

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The Independent, 1st June 2016

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Judge calls for elderly drivers review after woman, 80, mows down schoolgirls – Daily Telegraph

‘A judge has called on the Government to “urgently review” the law on elderly drivers as he spared jail for an 80-year-old motorist who mowed down eight schoolgirls.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st June 2016

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Driver Andrew Nay jailed for paralysing sisters in road rage crash – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2016 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A driving instructor who left two young sisters paralysed after a road rage crash in Northamptonshire has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 27th May 2016

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Death driver’s drug levels ‘highest police had seen’ – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2016 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A driver who had a “staggering amount” of drugs in his system when he killed a passenger in a car crash has been jailed for two years.’

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BBC News, 15th April 2016

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