Woman jailed for drink-drive crash that killed fiance and daughter – The Guardian

Posted August 8th, 2018 in careless driving, drunk in charge, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman who killed her fiance and six-year-old daughter when she crashed her car while almost double the drink-driving limit has been jailed for two years.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2018

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Drink driver escapes jail for fourth time after blaming abortion and dyslexia – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 6th, 2018 in drunk in charge, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A drink driver escaped jail despite four convictions in three years after she blamed her behaviour on an abortion and a dyslexia diagnosis.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th July 2018

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JR jurisdiction ‘disadvantage’ for criminal cases – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The High Court has dismissed a bid to reconsider a judicial review decision, highlighting jurisdictional differences between criminal and civil proceedings.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th July 2016

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Ministers ponder lowering England and Wales drink-drive limit to Scottish levels – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2016 in alcohol abuse, drunk in charge, news, road traffic offences by sally

‘Ministers are considering lowering the drink-driving limit in England and Wales to the tougher level set by Scotland.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2016

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Foreign criminal convicted of child cruelty wins ‘family life’ case – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 1st, 2015 in child cruelty, deportation, drunk in charge, families, human rights, news by michael

‘Former professional footballer caught drink-driving with his four-year-old daughter in the car, and convicted of child cruelty, overturns deportation because of his relationship with his child.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st May 2015

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Drink-drive course leader convicted of driving while drunk – BBC News

‘A woman who led drinking and driving awareness courses for more than 20 years has been sentenced for committing the offence herself.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2015

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Pilot jailed for flying while drunk – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2015 in aircraft, alcohol abuse, drunk in charge, news, sentencing by sally

‘A pilot who flew an executive jet from Spain while hungover after a three-day drinking binge has been jailed for nine months.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2015

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Drunken hovercraft pilot Richard Pease jailed – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2014 in drunk in charge, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘A hovercraft pilot who transported passengers across the Solent while nearly three times the legal alcohol limit has been jailed for eight months.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2014

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Drink-driving: Parliamentary group calls for tough new rules – The Independent

Posted August 11th, 2014 in advertising, alcohol abuse, drunk in charge, health & safety, news by sally

‘Tough new rules on drink-driving are expected to be proposed to Parliament on Monday that would bring the UK in line with Europe on the issue.’

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The Independent, 10th August 2014

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Woman, 61, jailed for seven years after drink-drive death of cyclist – The Independent

Posted July 14th, 2014 in dangerous driving, drunk in charge, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who fatally struck a cyclist while driving under the influence has been jailed for seven years.’

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The Independent, 12th July 2014

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Thousands of dangerous drink-drivers are reoffenders – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2013 in drunk in charge, news, police, recidivists, road safety, statistics by sally

“As new figures show the number of people killed in drink-driving crashes rose by 17%, the BBC has discovered that thousands of drink-drivers are repeat offenders.”

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BBC News, 27th September 2013

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‘Sleepwalking’ drink driver avoids jail after crashing car at 100mph – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 3rd, 2013 in drunk in charge, news, road traffic offences, sleepwalking by sally

“A drink driver who crashed his car at 100mph has avoided jail after telling a court he was sleepwalking.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd June 2013

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Wilfred Museka jailed over M62 wrong-way death crash – BBC News

Posted November 14th, 2012 in dangerous driving, drunk in charge, fraud, homicide, news by sally

“A drink-driver who killed a woman when he drove the wrong way along a motorway has been jailed for eight years.”

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BBC News, 13th November 2012

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Drink drive actress cleared of drink driving on technicality – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 18th, 2012 in alcohol abuse, drunk in charge, news, road traffic offences by tracey

“Anna Parker, 50, the wife of actor Nathaniel Parker who plays Inspector Lynley in the BBC crime drama series, was cleared by a judge who told her she had ‘got away with it’  because she had faced the wrong charge.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2012

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Drink-driving midwife had gin and tonic in her car – The Guardian

Posted May 1st, 2012 in alcohol abuse, driving licences, drunk in charge, midwives, news by sally

“A midwife who was caught drink-driving with a bottle of gin, tonic water and slices of lemon in her car has been banned from the road for three years.”

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The Guardian, 1st May 2012

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Man jailed over police chase in stolen ambulance – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2012 in drunk in charge, insurance, news, sentencing, theft by sally

“A man who led police on a high-speed chase after stealing an ambulance response car to get home after a New Year’s Eve party has been jailed for nine months.”

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The Guardian, 24th January 2012

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City lawyer jailed for drink-driving – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in drunk in charge, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by sally

“A City lawyer who claimed he was the victim of a kidnap to avoid being arrested for drink-driving has been jailed, Sussex police said.”

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The Guardian, 20th January 2012

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Ban for 1am drink-drive Cardiff milkman Brian Gallagher – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2011 in drunk in charge, news, sentencing by sally

“A drink-driving milkman arrested while in his float on an early morning round has been banned for 18 months.”

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BBC News, 20th June 2011

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Drink-drive charge judge resigns – BBC News

Posted September 23rd, 2009 in drunk in charge, judges, news by sally

“A judge who was arrested for allegedly being drunk in charge of a car while on bail for a similar offence has resigned, the Ministry of Justice said.”

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BBC News, 23rd September 2009

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Victorian law catches drinker on mobility scooter – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 13th, 2009 in disabled persons, drunk in charge, news by sally

“Peter Bright from Norfolk has been convicted of driving his mobility scooter over the drink-drive limit under an historic Victorian law dating back almost 140 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th August 2009

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