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.’

Full Story

The Independent, 28th March 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

BBC News, 26th March 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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.’

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 23rd March 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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.’

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 20th March 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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.’

Full Story

BBC News, 7th March 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘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.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 13th February 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

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.’

Full press release

Attorney General’s Office, 19th January 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

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.’

Full Story

Law Society's Gazette, 27th November 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 7th November 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

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.’

Full Story

BBC News, 7th November 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Life sentences for killer drivers – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 17th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, drug abuse, homicide, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Ministers confirm plans to introduce tougher sentences for those who drive irresponsibly and devastate lives.’

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 15th October 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Battle crash driver Naomi Oxley jailed for killing mum-of-three – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, guilty pleas, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A drunk driver who killed a mother-of-three has been jailed for four years. Debbie Masters, 37, was pushing her seven-month-old son in a pram in Battle, East Sussex, on 19 March when she was hit by Naomi Oxley’s car.’

Full Story

BBC News, 5th October 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police chase laws to be reviewed amid fears officers are unable to tackle moped-riding criminals – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 26th, 2017 in careless driving, dangerous driving, motorcycles, news, police, road traffic offences by sally

‘Police chase laws are to be reviewed by the Government amid fears that officers are unable to effectively pursue and apprehend moped-riding criminals.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 25th September 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Killer Aidan McAteer’s sentence increased over social media use – BBC News

Posted September 22nd, 2017 in appeals, dangerous driving, homicide, internet, news, sentencing, telecommunications by sally

‘A hit-and-run killer has had his jail term increased after he put posts on social media from inside prison.’

Full Story

BBC News, 21st September 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Dangerous cycling law review after death crash – BBC News

‘The government is launching a review into whether a new law is needed to tackle dangerous cycling.’

Full Story

BBC News, 21st September 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Biker jailed for wheelie-pulling, selfie-taking M6 stunts – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2017 in dangerous driving, disqualification, motorcycles, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Pawel Zietowski jailed for eight months after driving at up to 117mph and practising “hair-raising” stunts on motorway.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 18th September 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Driver who ploughed into cyclists after spraying them with windscreen wash is jailed – The Independent

Posted September 14th, 2017 in bicycles, dangerous driving, disqualification, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A road-rage driver has been jailed after being found guilty of deliberately swerving into a group of cyclists – including two children.’

Full Story

The Independent, 13th September 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Armed robber dressed as witch jailed for Newport Co-op raid – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in dangerous driving, imprisonment, news, offensive weapons, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life following an armed robbery on a supermarket while dressed as a witch.’

Full Story

BBC News, 22nd August 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Mother-of-two jailed for leading police on 120mph car chase – Daily Telegraph

‘A speeding motorist has been jailed after leading police on a car chase where she exceeded 120mph, with the judge branding it as the worst case of dangerous driving he had ever seen.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lorry driver jailed for child’s crash death on A34 – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2017 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A lorry driver has been jailed for six years for causing the death of a three-year-old girl in a pile-up in which her pregnant mother suffered a miscarriage.’

Full Story

BBC News, 17th July 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk