Last week, a former Premier League footballer, who has played for a host of clubs, received an 18 month jail sentence after being found guilty of dangerous driving which resulted in a multi-car collision.
The incident occurred in April last year when the footballer was driving along the A46 in his Porsche, whilst eating ice-cream. According to reports, the court heard how the footballer was “weaving in and out of traffic”, before undertaking a VW Polo which he considered to be driving too slow.
Having undertaken the vehicle, the footballer reportedly slammed on his brakes, causing the VW Polo driver to perform an emergency stop, only for another vehicle to collide into the VW Polo, pushing it into the footballer’s Porsche – before the footballer drove off.
Originally, the footballer denied the charge of dangerous driving, although he changed his plea before the trial began; and was subsequently handed a three year driving ban and an 18 month prison sentence.
As road traffic offence solicitors in Yorkshire, we fully understand and appreciate the consequences of dangerous driving; and we also understand that charges of such dangerous driving carry a maximum penalty of two years’ imprisonment, an unlimited fine and a driving disqualification, as well as a requirement to retake your driving test to regain your licence.
It is therefore important that if you have been charged with dangerous driving, you seek the advice of dedicated motoring offence solicitors; such as the team at Lester Morrill, who will provide specialist advice and representation, with the aim of defending and preserving a licence, wherever possible.