Archive for the 'dangerous driving' Category

Reading text message killer driver jailed – BBC News

“A teenage driver who ploughed into a woman in Reading moments after receiving a text message has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Blind man’s 12 years custody for woman’s crash death – BBC News

“A registered blind man from Suffolk, who stole a car which was involved in crash which left a woman dead, has been sentenced to 12 years custody.”

Full story

BBC News, 31st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lorry driver jailed for A1 workman’s death – BBC News

“A lorry driver who killed a workman has been jailed for causing death by dangerous driving.”

Full story

BBC News, 23rd March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Drink drivers lose right to demand blood tests – Daily Telegraph

“Motorists who are marginally over the limit are to lose the right to demand a blood test under the biggest changes to drink-drive law in over 40 years.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Appeal over hit-and-run asylum seeker – The Independent

“The UK Border Agency will appeal against a tribunal ruling preventing the deportation of a failed asylum seeker who killed a 12-year-old girl in a hit-and-run driving incident, Immigration Minister Damian Green said today.”

Full story

The Independent, 17th December 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Stoke-on-Trent crash death driver spared second jail term – BBC News

“A man who caused the death of a doorman who died six years after being hit by a car has been spared a second jail term.”

Full story

BBC News, 16th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Failed asylum seeker who left girl to die allowed to remain in Britain – Daily Telegraph

“A failed asylum-seeker who left a 12-year-old girl dying under the wheels of his car while banned from driving will be allowed to remain in the UK, judges ruled today.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Policeman cleared of Kent A21 death crash charge – BBC News

“A police officer has been cleared of causing the death by dangerous driving of a mother-of-three in Kent.”

Full story

BBC News, 14th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lorry driver who killed cyclist had ‘godawful hangover’ – The Guardian

“A lorry driver who crushed a cyclist while chatting on his mobile phone with ‘the most godawful hangover’ was today jailed for seven years and disqualified from driving for life.”

Full story

The Guardian, 18th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Teenage driver jailed for triple death crash – BBC News

“A teenage driver who killed three friends when he crashed into a lamp post has been jailed for three-and-a-half years at St Albans Crown Court.”

Full story

BBC News, 5th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Speeding driver who killed teenager has jail term cut – BBC News

“A driver who lost control of his speeding car and killed a 17-year-old pedestrian has had his jail term cut by three years by the Appeal Court.”

Full story

BBC News, 28th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Gloucestershire man jailed over double fatal crash – BBC News

“A man who had never passed a driving test has been jailed for seven years for killing two friends and injuring another in a crash.”

Full story

BBC News, 14th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Speeding drink-driver jailed for fatal M4 crash – BBC News

“A drink-driver who caused a fatal crash at speeds of more than 100mph on the M4 in Berkshire has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.”

Full story

BBC News, 1st October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Driver jailed after Oxfordshire man dies in crash – BBC News

“A man who caused a crash that killed an Oxfordshire man, then drove from the scene and later lied to police, has begun a five-year jail term.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Driver jailed for Gerrards Cross cyclist crash death – BBC News

“A driver who hit a cyclist leaving him dying in a Buckinghamshire road has been jailed for five years.”

Full story

BBC News, 15th September 2010

Source; www.bbc.co.uk

‘Deranged’ motorist who thought car was Starship Enterprise killed couple – Daily Telegraph

“Matthew Kelliher, 31, believed he had special powers and that his vehicle, which he likened to a space craft from the television show Star Trek, was capable of travelling at 6,000 miles per hour.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 26th August 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man jailed for fatal drunk crash in Nottinghamshire – BBC News

“A driver who killed two passengers in a crash in Nottinghamshire has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.”

Full story

BBC News, 14th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Devon driver’s spider scare led to cyclist’s death – BBC News

“A driver who was distracted by a spider ended up killing a cyclist and badly injuring another when she took her eyes off the road to throw the creature out.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Suspended term for Plymouth sleep crash driver – BBC News

“A driver who caused the death of two people after falling asleep at the wheel of her car has been spared jail.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Report calls for tougher drink driving laws – The Guardian

“A government-commissioned report has called for Britain’s drink driving laws to be toughened to a level that would mean some people would be over the legal limit after one drink.”

Full story

The Guardian, 16th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Driving ban upheld for speeding 90-year-old – The Independent

“A 90-year-old war veteran caught speeding in a car for the disabled must serve a six-month ban, the High Court has ruled.”

Full story

The Independent, 11th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

GP drove on motorway while almost five times over drink-drive limit – Daily Telegraph

“Dr Claire Nelson said she was ‘deeply remorseful’ after being placed on probation for 18 months and banned from driving for two years.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 30th April 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Pete Doherty given 12 month driving ban – Daily Telegraph

“Pete Doherty was given a 12-month driving ban and fined £500 today after he admitted allowing his manager to use his Daimler without insurance.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Drink-driver who killed pedestrians jailed – The Independent

“A drink-driver who killed two pedestrians and left a 12-year-old girl brain damaged after his car mounted a pavement was jailed for 10 years today.”

Full story

The Independent, 29th January 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Driver jailed for Lincolnshire double death crash – BBC News

“A woman who was over the drink-drive limit when she lost control of a Jaguar and killed a young couple has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Macclesfield man jailed for driving wrong way drunk – BBC News

“A man, 44, who drove six miles the wrong way along a dual carriageway has been jailed for eight months and banned from driving for three years.”

Full story

BBC News, 19th December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Crash death lorry driver jailed – BBC News

“A lorry driver who hit a line of queuing traffic on the M40 in Buckinghamshire, killing a mother-of-two, has been jailed.”

Full story

BBC News, 15th December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Crack addict jailed indefinitely over near-fatal carjacking – The Guardian

“A carjacker who ran over a mother-of-four in her own car, dragging her nearly 65ft down the road and almost killing her, was jailed indefinitely for public protection .”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th December 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Teenager jailed for killing boy, 15, in 50mph hit-and-run in city centre – The Guardian

“A teenager who knocked over and killed a 15-year-old boy as he sped through a city centre in a Mercedes has been jailed for almost five years.”

Full story

The Guardian, 10th December 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Motorist loses crash death appeal – BBC News

“A motorist who was drunk when she hit and killed a 15-month-old boy in his pushchair has lost her appeal against her seven-year sentence.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cyprus pair lose extradition bid – BBC News

“Two cousins from Essex who were passengers in a car which hit and killed a teenager in Cyprus have lost a High Court bid to avoid extradition.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Biker jailed over pensioner death – BBC News

“A speeding biker who killed a 71-year-old woman out walking her neighbour’s dog has been jailed for three years.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bin lorry driver killed colleague after cheating eye test – The Guardian

“A partially sighted lorry driver who ran over and killed a colleague after cheating an eye test to obtain a large goods vehicle licence has been given a six-month suspended prison sentence.”

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd November 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

 

Ex-cop jailed over crash – The Independent

“A former policeman was jailed for six and a half years after killing a grandmother during a 100mph ‘hair-raising joyride’.”

Full story

The Independent, 27th October 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Fraudster jailed for crash-for-cash scam – The Independent

“A fraudster who staged almost 100 car accidents and used the insurance payouts to fund a glamorous lifestyle was jailed yesterday.”

Full story

The Independent, 22nd October 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Footballer Jordan Robertson jailed after admitting causing fatal crash – The Independent

“A Championship footballer who killed a father of five in a crash on Christmas Day was starting a 32-month jail sentence today.”

Full story

The Independent, 2nd October 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Eight-year term for killer driver – BBC News

“A disqualified driver who killed two women in Ipswich by driving into them while he was drunk and on drugs has been jailed for eight years.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hit-and-run cyclist killer jailed – BBC News

“A businessman who admitted driving into a cyclist and leaving him for dead has been jailed for seven and a half years.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge Ian Pearson urges Government to increase maximum sentences for violence and dangerous driving – Daily Telegraph

“A Crown Court judge has urged the Government to increase the maximum sentences for serious motoring offences and violent crimes.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 2nd September 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Judge calls for tougher dangerous driving laws – Daily Telegraph

“A judge has called for a review of ‘lenient’ dangerous driving laws after a drink-driver who reached speeds of 132mph during a police chase was jailed for just 15 months.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 25th August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Drunk driver who killed fiance is jailed

“A drunk mother who killed her fiance by running him over with her car outside a pub was jailed for three years today.”

Full story

The Independent, 12th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Disgust’ at road death sentence – BBC News

“A woman has said she is ‘disgusted’ by a three year jail term handed to the hit-and-run driver who killed her daughter in Lancashire.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Speeding driver jailed for killing magistrate’s wife – Daily Telegraph

“Postman Darren Blight was jailed on Friday for mowing down and killing Susan Peters, a magistrate’s wife, while driving at twice the speed limit with traces of cannabis in his system.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 7th August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Two jailed over hit-and-run death – BBC News

“Two men have been jailed over the death of a grandfather who was hit by a car which failed to stop.”

Full story

BBC News, 31st July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R v Bannister – WLR Daily

R v Bannister [2009] EWCA Crim 1571; [2009] WLR (D) 264

“A driver’s special skill, or lack of skill, was an irrelevant circumstance when considering whether his driving was dangerous.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Judges rule skill of police officers irrelevant to dangerous driving – Daily Telegraph

“The ‘special skill’ of a police driver is ‘an irrelevant circumstance’ when considering whether driving is dangerous, three judges have ruled.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 28th July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Suicide mission’ driver jailed – BBC News

“A driver who tried to kill himself by crashing his car into the front of a department store has been jailed.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed for killing friend in get-away – The Independent

“A man who ran over his own friend and left him dying in the road was jailed for more than five years today.”

Full story

The Independent, 16th July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ten years for triple death driver – BBC News

“A 24-year-old motorist who killed three teenagers – one of whom was pregnant – and paralysed a fourth when he crashed at speed has been jailed for 10 years.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Railway track driver spared jail – BBC News

“A drunk woman who drove almost half a mile along railway tracks before her car broke down has been spared jail.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Speeding biker who filmed death crash banned – The Independent

“A speeding motorcyclist who unwittingly filmed a fellow biker’s death crash with a camera strapped to his petrol tank, walked free from court today with a ban.”

Full story

The Independent, 11th June 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Drug-using killer driver jailed – BBC News

“A driver has been jailed for killing a cyclist while over the drink-drive limit and under the influence of drugs.”

Full story

BBC News, 8th June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Driver jailed over bike-tow death – BBC News

“A driver has been jailed for causing the death of a friend he had been towing on a bicycle.”

Full story

BBC News, 19th May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hit-and-run driver who sold car on eBay sentenced to jail – The Guardian

“A former embassy official who fatally injured a cyclist in a hit-and-run crash and then attempted to cover her tracks by selling her car in parts on eBay was today sentenced to 10 years in jail.”

Full story

The Guardian, 19th May 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Curtis (Attorney General’s Reference No 17 of 2009) – Times Law Reports

Regina v Curtis (Attorney General’s Reference No 17 of 2009)

Court of Appeal

“It was always dangerous to use a mobile phone while driving and there was never any excuse for doing so.”

The Times, 12th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


July 2020
M T W T F S S
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Categories