Charging Announcement: Death by Dangerous Driving


The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has today authorised West Yorkshire Police to charge Andrew Abernethy with causing death by dangerous driving. This relates to an incident on the southbound M1 near Crigglestone in West Yorkshire on Monday 24 October 2011.

Jane Cryer, District Crown Prosecutor with CPS West Yorkshire said: "Following an investigation by West Yorkshire Police, our lawyers have decided that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to prosecute this offence."

Mr Abernethy will appear before Wakefield Magistrates Court on 13 June.