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Showing 1 - 10 of 21 results for crime type "Driving offences" & area "CPS"

Driver jailed for knocking over and injuring Tesco employee

A driver who knocked over and seriously injured a woman during an incident in a Tesco car park in Rickmansworth has been jailed today (18 March 2019) for 38 months.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

Rotherham man sentenced to five years for causing death by dangerous driving

Jack Davenport, 23, has today (7 March) been sentenced to five years in prison for causing the death of Philip Harper by dangerous driving, causing serious injuries to Patricia Harper by dangerous driving and causing death by driving while uninsured.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Businessman sentenced for causing death by dangerous driving 12 years after incident

A Businessman from Birmingham has today been sentenced for causing the death of a nine-year-old girl after causing a multiple-vehicle pileup in 2006.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS, West Midlands News

MP convicted of perverting the course of justice

An MP who claimed someone else was driving her car when it was speeding has been convicted of perverting the course of justice today (19 December).

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS News

Bus company fined £2.3m for fatal crash in Coventry

A bus company has been fined £2.3million today (27 November) for breaking health and safety laws prior to a crash in Coventry where two people died.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS News

Motorist texting moments before fatal road collision jailed

A motorist who was texting shortly before a fatal collision which killed two pedestrians has been jailed after being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.


Truck driver who mistook man for roll of carpet jailed over death

A truck driver who drove over a pedestrian he mistook for a roll of carpet in the road has today (April 17) been jailed for causing death by careless driving.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS, South East News

Man jailed for causing death by dangerous driving after three teens died

A drink driver who admitted causing death by dangerous driving after mounting the pavement in his car and killing three teenagers walking home from a birthday party has been sentenced to 13 years in prison today.

| News Item , Driving offences , CPS, London North, London South News

Man jailed following fatal hit-and-run

A driver who knocked down and killed two young men while under the influence of drugs was yesterday jailed for 12 years and one month.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS, East of England News

Lorry drivers jailed for fatal crash on motorway

Lorry drivers jailed after they caused a motorway crash which killed eight people travelling in a minibus.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

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