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Disqualification reduced for teenager who caused death by dangerous driving

By JMW @ Jun 30, 2010 in All

A five-year driving disqualification imposed on a Blackburn teenager who was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving when he lost control of his car, has been reduced to two years on appeal. The man, who is now aged 19, was also sentenced to 20 months' youth custody following his...

Taxi passenger died after cab door was left open

By JMW @ May 13, 2010 in

A taxi driver who drove off with his cab door open, which led to a passenger falling from the car, has been convicted of causing death by careless driving. The 61-year-old man told Newcastle Crown Court he had picked up the 18-year-old victim and four of his friends, who had all been drinking,...

Disqualification for father who drove toy car while drunk

By JMW @ Apr 20, 2010 in All

Disqualification from driving for three years has been imposed on a father-of-four who admitted drink-driving an electric-powered toy car which has a top speed of 4mph. The 6ft-tall man, who had been drinking beer while working with his son to modify the car for a college project, had...

Disqualification for driver who committed motoring offence while walking dog

By JMW @ Mar 16, 2010 in Motoring Offences

Taking his dog for a walk led to a County Durham man being banned from driving after he pleaded guilty to the motoring offence of not being in proper control of a vehicle. Consett magistrates were told the 23-year-old man was exercising his lurcher by hanging on to its lead out of the...

Passenger jailed for causing death by dangerous driving

By JMW @ Feb 8, 2010 in Motoring Offences

The first legal case of a passenger being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving because he did not prevent his partner from drink driving has led to a businessman being jailed for four years. The 59-year-old man was judged to be partly responsible for the death of a young...

Disqualified drink-drivers may face medical examination before licence return

By JMW @ Jan 6, 2010 in Motoring Offences

Drink-drivers who have committed more than one offence may have to submit to a medical examination before regaining their licences after disqualification under plans being considered by the Government. In the wake of Ministry of Justice figures showing nearly one in four motorists...

Premiership footballer banned again for speeding

By JMW @ Jan 4, 2010 in Motoring Offences

A Premier League footballer, who was disqualified from driving for six months for speeding in July 2008 and again a year later, has been fined £400, ordered to pay £45 costs and £15 victim surcharge, and given four points on his licence after he admitted a further speeding charge in...