||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 97 (Sep)
|| EWCA Crim 1360
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Hooper LJ, Forbes and Blake JJ
||Stephen Uttley (instructed by Khan & Co) for the offender.
||Peter Wright QC (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
||30 April 2008
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence — Causing death by dangerous driving - Offender overtaking at speed and colliding with deceased's vehicle - No previous convictions - Offender sentenced to 14 months' imprisonment - Whether sentence unduly lenient.
Sentence Imprisonment. On a reference to the Court of Appeal by the Attorney General, a sentence of 14 months' imprisonment imposed on an offender for causing death by dangerous driving was held to be lenient, if not unduly lenient. The appropriate sentence after a trial was in the region of between two years' imprisonment to two-and-a-half years' imprisonment. However, taking double jeopardy into account it would be wrong to interfere with the sentence.
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