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Drivers Stopped For Fatal Four Offences

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A drunk driver who led police in Yorkshire on a 10 mile, 90mph chase, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison.

During an incident which occurred during March 1st this year, officers spotted the driver travelling at excessive speed; which he continued to do so at the same time as driving through red lights, whilst being followed by police.

After admitting dangerous driving and driving whilst over the prescribed limit, the driver was sentenced earlier this month to 12 months in prison, whilst also being handed a 3 year driving ban.

Meanwhile, additional reports have revealed that a driver was stopped in North Yorkshire, over the Easter weekend, whilst travelling at 105mph, with his wife and children in the car.

According to reports, a file on the incident is currently being prepared, ahead of possible summons being issued.

Drink-driving and speeding are two of the “fatal four” which police forces throughout the UK are continuing to crackdown on; and both offences carry a range of penalties, including points on the licence, fines and potential disqualification – as well as custodial sentences.

It is therefore important for drivers who are facing allegations of drink-driving or speeding, to seek the legal advice from our road traffic solicitors in Yorkshire.

At Lester Morrill, our experienced solicitors can assist in the early stages of any road traffic offence case, as well as any criminal proceedings which come as a result of the case; providing advice on pleas and proceedings throughout each stage.

In addition, our solicitors also advise you on whether there are any mitigating circumstances which can result in you avoiding disqualification. These circumstances are known as ‘special reasons’ and narrowly defined in law and complicated to establish – for example, ‘spiked’ drinks or shortness of distance travelled.