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

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

Drink driver jailed for killing girl returning from birthday party

A man who drank nine pints of lager and took cocaine before crashing into a group of schoolchildren, killing a 16-year-old girl, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for causing death by dangerous driving and given a nine year driving ban.

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

Lorry drivers convicted after fatal motorway collision which killed eight people

Two lorry drivers have been convicted after they caused a motorway crash which killed eight people travelling in a minibus.

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

Man convicted of causing death by careless driving after Ferrari crash

The owner of a luxury car storage facility has been convicted of causing death by careless driving after a teenager he took on a drive in a Ferrari was killed.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS, Wessex News

Man admits death by dangerous driving after three teens killed following collision

Jaynesh Chudasama, 28, was two and a half times over the legal alcohol limit when he hit George Wilkinson, 16, Joshua McGuiness, 16, and Harry Rice, 17, in Hayes, west London on 26 January this year.


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