Paramedic Robert Woodruff jailed for killing cyclist in drink-drive crash – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2022 in dangerous driving, drunk in charge, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘An off-duty paramedic who drank 10 pints before crashing into and killing a cyclist has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 20th July 2022

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M1 crash: Drink-drive mum jailed over deaths of children – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2022 in children, dangerous driving, drunk in charge, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A mother who killed two of her children when she crashed into a lorry while drink-driving has been jailed for more than four years.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2022

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Katie Price drink-driving crash: Star given suspended jail term – BBC News

‘A judge told TV personality Katie Price she was lucky to avoid prison at her sentencing for a drink-driving crash.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2021

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Drunk driver jailed over student’s death in Nottingham – BBC News

‘A driver has been jailed after causing the death of a university student in a hit-and-run last year.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2021

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David Logan jailed for 10 years for killing family in Dalton crash – BBC News

‘A persistent drink-driver has been jailed for killing a father and his two children in a crash while they were out for a Father’s Day walk.’

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BBC News, 19th April 2021

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Newcastle e-scooter students banned for drink-riding – The Independent

Posted March 29th, 2021 in dangerous driving, drunk in charge, fines, news, road safety, sentencing by tracey

‘Five students have been banned from the roads after being caught riding e-scooters while over the drink-drive limit.
The men, aged between 19 and 22, were all stopped by police while misusing the hire vehicles in Newcastle. Their actions have resulted in the city’s scooters – which were only launched in February – being shut down over night to prevent similar incidents.’

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The Independent, 28th March 2021

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Forensic science rationing is putting justice at risk, says outgoing regulator – The Guardian

‘Police forces are having to ration forensic toxicology work, especially samples from suspected drug drivers, because there is not enough capacity in the system to handle the volume of work, the outgoing forensic science regulator has said.’

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The Guardian, 16th February 2021

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E-scooter rider given ban for drink-driving on Isle of Wight – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2021 in drunk in charge, magistrates, motorcycles, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman is thought to be the first person in the UK to be found guilty of drink-driving while using an e-scooter.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2021

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Lyum Roy Campbell (a protected party by his father & litigation friend Donald Campbell) v Advantage Insurance Company Ltd [2020] EWHC 2210 (QB) – Parklane Plowden Chambers

‘In this case the court considered the issues of capacity, consent and contributory negligence following a road traffic accident wherein the Claimant, Lyum Roy Campbell, suffered very severe injuries, having allowed himself to be driven by a friend who was intoxicated.’

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Parklane Plowden Chambers, 21st August 2020

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Ben Ashman: Man who ran over stepmother at wedding jailed – BBC News

‘A man who repeatedly drove over his stepmother in a drunken rage at a wedding has been jailed for six years.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2020

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Firm’s “drinking culture” led solicitor to alcoholism – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who became an alcoholic after taking part in the drinking culture of a former firm has been fined by a tribunal after two drink-driving convictions.’

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Legal Futures, 17th April 2020

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Cheshire PC jailed for relationship with ‘vulnerable’ woman – BBC News

‘A PC who started a relationship with a woman he arrested despite being warned not to by his bosses, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2020

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Cadet death: Man jailed for killing rapper by dangerous driving – The Independent

Posted January 10th, 2020 in accidents, dangerous driving, drunk in charge, news, sentencing, unlawful killing by tracey

‘A van driver who admitted he felt “a little drunk” before getting behind the wheel and killing up-and-coming rapper Cadet in a head-on collision with a taxi has been jailed for almost five years.’

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The Independent. 9th January 2020

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Snowdonia campsite death: Drunk driver who killed woman by running over tent jailed – The Independent

Posted October 23rd, 2019 in accidents, dangerous driving, drunk in charge, news, sentencing, unlawful killing by tracey

‘A driver who killed a mother while she slept after drunkenly crashing into tents at a Snowdonia campsite has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 22nd October 2019

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Student framed own brother for drink driving – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 10th, 2019 in drunk in charge, families, guilty pleas, news, perverting the course of justice by tracey

‘A student engineer framed his own brother as a drink driver after he was caught drunk at the wheel of a college friend’s car.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th September 2019

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Drink driving deaths highest in nearly a decade, as campaigners call for more police in cars to catch offenders – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 29th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, drunk in charge, news, road traffic offences by tracey

‘Drink drive deaths have hit the highest rate in nearly a decade, as campaigners urge police to put more officers in cars to catch offenders.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th August 2019

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Drink drivers escaping prosecution as officers have to drive more than an hour to police station – Daily Telegraph

‘Drink drivers are getting away with breaking the law because police are having to drive them up to an hour and 45 minutes to the nearest custody cells, it has been warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th August 2019

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Alcoholic pilot spared jail after turning up for flight following ‘rum nightcap’ – The Independent

‘A pilot who turned up for a flight to the US while still over the limit after a “rum nightcap” has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 8th may 2019

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Drink-driver who went wrong way on M4 near Reading jailed – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2019 in dangerous driving, drunk in charge, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who drove the wrong way down a motorway while more than three times the drink-drive limit has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2019

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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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