Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris admits being more than twice drink-drive limit in Porsche – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 13th, 2018 in alcohol abuse, disqualification, driving licences, fines, news by tracey

‘Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris has admitted being more than twice the drink-drive limit having been showered with drinks by diners at a London restaurant. The 31-year-old goalkeeper, of East Finchley, north London, was charged and bailed following a routine patrol stop in the early hours of August 24. He was fined £50,000 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court and banned from driving for 20 months after admitting drink driving.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th September 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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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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Lorry driver sentenced for peer’s mobility scooter death – BBC News

‘A lorry driver has been given a 24-week suspended jail sentence for knocking a Labour peer off his mobility scooter and killing him.’

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BBC News, 9th April 2018

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Army captain caught speeding at 130mph in Aston Martin spared driving ban so he can tour Falklands – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2018 in armed forces, costs, disqualification, driving licences, news by tracey

‘An Army officer who was caught speeding at 130mph in his Aston Martin has been allowed to keep his driving licence so he can tour the Falklands.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2018

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Reality Check: What does legally changing gender involve? – BBC News

Posted July 25th, 2017 in consultations, documents, driving licences, evidence, gender, news, passports by sally

‘It can take more than five years for trans men and women in England and Wales to legally change their gender under the current system.’

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BBC News, 24th July 2017

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Driver jailed for three years for ramming car into cyclist who confronted her for using mobile phone at the wheel – The Independent

‘A motorist who ploughed into a cyclist with her car after he challenged her for using a mobile phone while driving has been jailed for three years.’

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The Independent, 11th May 2017

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Woman jailed over Facebook birthday message death crash – BBC News

‘A woman who was trying to send a message on Facebook when she crashed into a pensioner’s car, killing him, has been jailed for 27 months.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2017

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Drink-driver who crashed with son in car jailed – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2017 in costs, dangerous driving, disqualification, driving licences, news, sentencing by sally

‘A drink-driver who smashed into a concrete roundabout island and launched her car 14ft into the air while her child was in the back has been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 10th April 2017

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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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Motorist with 62 penalty points legally allowed to drive – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2017 in disqualification, driving licences, news, recidivists, road traffic offences by sally

‘A driver who clocked up 62 points on his licence is still allowed to drive, the BBC has learned.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2017

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Driven to despair – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted October 20th, 2016 in complaints, driving licences, health, ombudsmen, press releases, reports by tracey

‘This report highlights major failings in the way DVLA makes decisions on whether people with certain medical conditions are safe to drive.’

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official-documents.gov.uk, 19th October 2016

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‘Major failings’ in DVLA medical fitness to drive cases – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2016 in complaints, driving licences, health, news, ombudsmen, reports by tracey

‘The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is not making fair decisions about medical fitness-to-drive cases, a report has suggested. It said people’s lives had been put on hold for years because of flawed decision-making and poor communication. The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s report found “major failings” in eight drivers’ cases.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2016

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Driving licences wrongly revoked under May’s immigration measures – The Guardian

Posted October 14th, 2016 in driving licences, immigration, news, reports by sally

‘Hundreds of people have been wrongly refused bank accounts or had their driving licences revoked under the former home secretary Theresa May’s measures to “create a hostile environment for illegal immigrants”, the immigration watchdog has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 13th October 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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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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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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