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Drug Driver In 100mph Chase Jailed

Leeds Crown Court has jailed a man for six months after he led police officers on a chase through Dewsbury at speeds of up to 100mph while driving under the influence of drugs.

The defendant, who was travelling with two passengers, was originally spotted by police as he changed direction while pulling out of a pub car park.

Officers attempted to pull him over and while he initially complied, he sped off as officers approached the vehicle.

Police pursued him at speeds of up to 100mph along Bradford Road towards Dewsbury but were forced to abandon the chase as he entered the town centre as a public safety precaution.

Shortly thereafter the man lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a lamppost.

With no injuries, the driver and his passengers fled the scene on foot, with police arresting the driver at Dewsbury railway station where he was found to be over the drug driving limit both for cannabis and cocaine.

Anastasis Tassou, mitigating, said the actions were out of character for his client, a bricklayer, and were the result of his being made redundant earlier that day.

The man entered guilty pleas to three counts of drug driving, dangerous driving, and driving without insurance. He was sentenced to six months in prison.

Recorder Ian Harris told the man: “You put the public at risk, in my judgement substantial risk, of serious harm, perhaps even worse.

“Motor vehicles in the hands of drugged drivers are dangerous. The need for a deterrent and punitive sentence outweighs personal mitigation.”

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With a wealth of expertise in motoring law Carl is well placed to provide advice over the phone and deal with all road traffic matters in a calm and professional way.

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Jail For Drink Driver Who Nearly Crashed Into Kids’ Play Area

A man has been jailed at Cardiff Crown Court following a drink driving accident in which he narrowly avoided ploughing into a pub play area filled with children.

Prosecuting, David Pugh showed the court CCTV footage of the Newport man’s vehicle hurtling toward a group of terrified parents and children before stopping just short of the beer garden in which they were sitting.

The incident occurred on a sunny Sunday evening, just after 8pm on June 24. His van hit a kerb and went through the central reservation of the main road on which he was travelling. He ended up on the opposite side of the carriageway beside the pub and then attempted to flee the scene in the damaged vehicle.

Police caught up to him quickly, finding him in a bush holding his mobile phone and an unopened bottle of beer.

Arrested on suspicion of drink driving, tests showed him to have 107mcg alcohol per 100ml breath – the legal limit is 35mcg.

The court heard that the man had suffered a family tragedy, including the loss of a son, and had been suffering from problems with alcohol. This incident put him in breach of three previous community orders.

He had two drink driving convictions dating back to 2008 and 2015, as well as a conviction for criminal damage in which he had smashed windows of a church in Bristol causing £10,000 worth of damage.

Also in Bristol, he was convicted of a public order offence at a Harvester restaurant in which he spat in the face of a female customer and threatened to do the same to a police officer attending that scene.

Most recently he was convicted for assaulting another police officer attending the scene of another incident in which he punched a wall at his mother’s home while “intoxicated”.

Harry Baker, mitigating, asked that the man’s guilty plea be taken into consideration.

Judge Jeremy Jenkins told the defendant: “You drove perilously close to a children’s playing area and a beer garden where people were in the sunshine enjoying food and drink.”

He recognised the man’s “personal tragedy” saying: “It must have had a devastating effect on you, and still does.

“But, you simply cannot continue going on behaving the way you have.

“Since the tragedy, you have lost all self-respect and control. You have become alcohol dependent.

“You put your own life in danger and the lives of other children.”

The man was jailed for 14 months after pleading guilty to drink driving and dangerous driving, as well as banned from the roads for three years and seven months. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge.

About Carl Millar

Carl Millar is a highly respected and experienced drink driving solicitor who is the principal of Millars Solicitors.

Carl has been a specialist in road traffic law for many years and represents clients from all walks of life and all over the Country. He is well known for the dogged defending of his clients and robust cross examination of police officers and exert witnesses.

With a wealth of expertise in motoring law Carl is well placed to provide advice over the phone and deal with all road traffic matters in a calm and professional way.

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Jail For Man Who Killed Two Women While Driving With A Mobile Phone

A man has been jailed for 6 years after being found guilty of killing two women because he was texting his girlfriend instead of watching the road.

The two young women were part of a group of five friends, crossing the road in clear visibility in Preston, Lancashire. One girl died at the scene, the other a few hours later, and one other girl was seriously injured when the account’s BMW ran into them on April 20, 2016.

The defendant, 26, admitted careless driving but denied that his driving was dangerous as he took his mother and sister on a shopping trip.

Examination of his phone by investigators revealed that the man had sent two text messages to his girlfriend at 6.12pm to find out where she was.

His girlfriend replied at 6.37pm saying she was at a friend’s, to which he asked: “Her house?” via text message.

He sent that message 42 seconds before dialling 999 from the scene of the accident, Preston Crown Court heard.

The defendant claimed to have sent the text at a set of traffic lights while he was stationary before putting his phone back in the drivers-side pocket. A witness, however, said that the defendant had overtaken him not long before the accident and, on glancing over at the defendant, saw that he was holding a mobile phone and resting it on the steering wheel.

Concluding that the man had been distracted by his phone for a “considerable period of time” before the collision, Judge Robert Altham said: “No text message was so urgent that it was worth the lives of these two young women,”

“This was plainly an avoidable distraction. So distracted was he that at the point of collision he may as well have been driving with his eyes closed,” continued the Judge.

“He deliberately concentrated on his phone rather than the road ahead. He was not on the phone in terms of speaking on it but he was sufficiently distracted that he did not see what was absolutely obvious in front of him.”

Judge Altham went on to say that the defendant had shown “no significant remorse” but rather “sadness for the predicament he now finds himself in”.

It was also noted that the man was issued a fixed penalty notice in 2014 for using his mobile while manoeuvering in a car park.

“Whatever the circumstances, it was the clearest possible indication of the importance of not using a mobile phone in the car. An indication he would have done very well to heed. He ignored it.”

The man was convicted and sentenced to six years in prison for causing death by dangerous driving at this, his second trial. The first came to an end after the jury was unable to reach a verdict.

The man was also banned from driving for nine years.

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Carl Millar is a highly respected and experienced drink driving solicitor who is the principal of Millars Solicitors.

Carl has been a specialist in road traffic law for many years and represents clients from all walks of life and all over the Country. He is well known for the dogged defending of his clients and robust cross examination of police officers and exert witnesses.

With a wealth of expertise in motoring law Carl is well placed to provide advice over the phone and deal with all road traffic matters in a calm and professional way.

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Two Years Jail For Drink Driver After Serious Accident Injures Three

A 22-year-old warehouse worker has been jailed following a drink driving accident in which three people were injured, two of them seriously.

The man had downed half a bottle of vodka, plus taken another four shots of the same, as well as two pints of beer before setting off in his Audi.

The defendant, the drivers of the other two vehicles involved in the accident, plus a passenger, were all injured in the collision, with one still in recovery and having to learn to walk again.

Anthony Bartholomeusz, prosecuting, explained to Maidstone Crown Court how the man lost control of his vehicle as he attempted to overtake a Ford Mondeo on the A228 at 1am on October 7, 2017.

As he attempted the manoeuvre he bumped the rear off-side of the Mondeo, making it veer into the path of an oncoming Peugeot with which it collided head-on.

The Peugeot careered off the road, digging into a verge and flipping onto its roof while the Audi span off the carriageway, coming to a halt amongst trees and bushes.

Both the drivers of the other two cars had been driving in a careful and competent manner, said Mr Bartholomeusz, and the Audi driver had accepted culpability for the accident and admitted to police officers how much he had drunk that night.

Blood tests showed him to have 138mcg alcohol per 100ml blood – the legal drink driving limit is 80mcg.

The Peugeot driver suffered three broken ribs, fractures to his pelvis and foot, and severe bruising to his heart and lungs, while his wife suffered a bruised lung and bruising to the back of her head.

The driver of the Mondeo is “on the road to recovery”, but in the slow process of learning to walk again after suffering four broken ribs, fractures to his pelvis, forearm, kneecap, and right ankle, and requiring a skin graft from his thigh.

It is unknown whether he will be able to return to his job, also working in a warehouse.

“There is serious aggravation in this case,” said the prosecution.

“Three people were hurt and two were caused serious injury. The defendant was driving with excess alcohol.”

Mitigating, Alexander Stein said that his client had no previous convictions and that it was the consumption of alcohol that made the driving dangerous.

“He is extremely remorseful. He has written a letter to the Rowes and the Greens.

“He is very sorry for what he has done.

“At the time he had only been driving for about a year. If he hadn’t consumed alcohol his case may well have been dealt with by careless driving or dangerous driving.”

“It may be in a case like this with a young man the court can show some leniency and suspend the sentence and impose strict conditions in relation to unpaid work,” he added.

Judge Charles MacDonald, QC, said upon sentencing: “This is a very sad and serious case. Very serious injuries were suffered by two other drivers.

“Both families were heavily affected, and still are affected.

“The defendant will never forget this incident. It is my duty to punish him and deter others.

“There is absolutely no doubt the appropriate punishment can only be achieved by immediate custody.”

He added that it was the impairment of being “significantly intoxicated” that led the man to take the decision to overtake.

“It was grossly unsafe to do so.

“Very serious injuries were suffered by the drivers, happily falling short of life-changing injuries.

“I reject the argument that inexperience contributed to these collisions. They were due to drinking.”

Judge MacDonald sentenced the man to 22 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and one count of drink driving while over the prescribed limit.

He was also banned from driving for three years once released.

About Carl Millar

Carl Millar is a highly respected and experienced drink driving solicitor who is the principal of Millars Solicitors.

Carl has been a specialist in road traffic law for many years and represents clients from all walks of life and all over the Country. He is well known for the dogged defending of his clients and robust cross examination of police officers and exert witnesses.

With a wealth of expertise in motoring law Carl is well placed to provide advice over the phone and deal with all road traffic matters in a calm and professional way.

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Fatigued Mobile Phone Driver Jailed For Killing Cyclist

A man has been jailed for three years after killing a cyclist while he was talking on his mobile phone after 17 hours at the wheel.

The 28-year-old defendant was also speeding when he collided with his 57-year-old victim, sending him flying into a hedgerow on the A50.

James Moore, prosecuting, told the court that at 7.50pm on June 15, the cyclist was part of a group of 16 members of a cycling club who were taking part in a time trial when the accident occurred.

The van driver, who had previous convictions for driving without due care and attention, had been on the phone to a friend for around 30 minutes at the time of the accident. It was not possible to say, however, whether or not he had been using a hands-free device.

The man had been at the wheel for 17 hours, having started work at three o’clock that morning and travelled 600 miles when he hit the former council worker at 69mph – 9mph over the speed limit for his vehicle.

In addition to driving without due care, the defendant also had previous convictions for failing to stop following an accident, failing to report an accident, and driving while using a mobile phone. He had been subject to a six-month driving ban and had 11 points on his licence.

“[The victim] was a regular and experienced rider and, very sadly, as a result of the collision he was projected between 35m and 40m into hedgerow at the side of the road and suffered fatal injuries,” explained Mr Moore.

“The visibility was excellent, the weather conditions were dry and the road was light with traffic.

“There were no defects on [the driver’s] vehicle that would have contributed to the cause of the collision.

“One witness who was behind the vehicle being driven by [the defendant], importantly, described how he did not swerve or brake and following the collision he continued on as though he was unaware a collision had taken place.”

It was nearly a mile later when the van driver did finally pull over, with witnesses describing him as “visibly upset”.

Mr Moore said: “He started work that day at 3am and had driven in excess of 600 miles.

“He would have been suffering significant elements of fatigue.

“Evidence also shows he had been talking to a friend on his mobile phone for 32 minutes and that call ended five seconds after the collision.

“In summary, we say he did not divert from his course, he clearly did not see [the victim], but he should have.”

The court heard that the driver had been working such long hours because he was employed under a zero-hour contract.

Nicholas Syfret, mitigating, explained that his client was a father-of-two, aged six and nine, saying he was “a responsible and doting father whose family ties were very much the centre of his life.”

“It is very hard for those who are the victims of a person’s criminal behaviour to appreciate that person can be a very nice, very decent, human being.

“Why did this accident happen?

“The only rational explanation is that he did not see the cyclist.

“He should have done, others did.”

Judge Shaun Smith QC said: “There is no price on human life, there never can be. I have heard how [the victim] was a good man, a popular man who, along with his wife, lived an active life and who made a positive contribution to society.

“Tragically, he died as a result of the way you drove on that day which was way below an acceptable standard.

“Other drivers had no problem negotiating him and the other cyclists who were taking part in a time trial that day. You, however, did not swerve and did not deviate from your path when you struck him.”

The man, who had recently moved to Kings Lynn, Norfolk, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. He was sentenced to three years in jail.

About Carl Millar

Carl Millar is a highly respected and experienced drink driving solicitor who is the principal of Millars Solicitors.

Carl has been a specialist in road traffic law for many years and represents clients from all walks of life and all over the Country. He is well known for the dogged defending of his clients and robust cross examination of police officers and exert witnesses.

With a wealth of expertise in motoring law Carl is well placed to provide advice over the phone and deal with all road traffic matters in a calm and professional way.

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Rochdale Mobile Phone Driver Gets 12-Month Ban

A 25-year-old man from Rochdale has been banned from the roads for 12 months after crashing into another vehicle on M4 in South Wales because he was distracted by his mobile phone.

Witnesses saw the man swerving across the full width of the motorway in a 4×4 and talking on his phone before running into the back of another vehicle near Port Talbot.

Ashanti-Jade Walton, prosecuting, told Swansea Crown Court that, travelling eastbound, he was seen moving from the near-side lane to the hard-shoulder and then to the outside lane prior to the collision between junctions 42 and 41 on December 2017.

He had been on the phone dealing with issues regarding his mother, who was unwell in Sri Lanka, and matters relating to work. He was in the region to attend a religious festival.

Judge Peter Heywood said that the defendant had clearly not been in control of the vehicle, that apparently belonged to his cousin and he was uninsured to drive. He said the reason that the man did not have control was that he was using his mobile phone while driving.

Adding that it was a serious offence, Judge Heywood also said that it could be handled through a community order.

Speaking through a Tamil interpreter, the man pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while using a mobile phone, and driving without insurance.

In addition to the driving ban, he was also handed a 12-month community order for 120 hours unpaid work and had points added to his license.

About Carl Millar

Carl Millar is a highly respected and experienced drink driving solicitor who is the principal of Millars Solicitors.

Carl has been a specialist in road traffic law for many years and represents clients from all walks of life and all over the Country. He is well known for the dogged defending of his clients and robust cross examination of police officers and exert witnesses.

With a wealth of expertise in motoring law Carl is well placed to provide advice over the phone and deal with all road traffic matters in a calm and professional way.

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Jail For Lorry Driver Who Caused Fatal Accident By Using Mobile Phones While Driving

A Newark lorry driver who caused a fatal smash because he was driving distracted by two mobile phones and his satnav has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for causing death by dangerous driving.

The 36-year-old man pleaded not guilty to the charges at Nottingham Crown Court but was sentenced after a four-day trial.

The Court heard how at just after 8am on 12 December 2016 the defendant was driving a 38-tonne, fully laden articulated lorry, which collided with a Ford Transit van near Hockerton on the A617. The 58-year-old van driver died as a result of his injuries.

The driver’s dashcam, as well as his personal and work mobile phones, were used in evidence showing he had taken calls on both phones and been programming his satnav while driving.

The driver had ended a call just prior to the collision, and moments later had lost control of his vehicle and crossed the road into the path of the Transit Van. The driver of the van had no time to avoid the oncoming lorry.

Detective Sergeant Adam Cooper from Nottinghamshire Police’s Serious Collision Unit said: “This incident shows the catastrophic impact that inattention whilst driving can have. [The driver] was effectively at the hands of a lethal weapon and he showed complete disregard for the power of the machine he was driving.

“[The victim’s] death was completely avoidable. His family are left picking up the pieces and the Christmas period will now serve as a constant reminder of the tragedy. [The driver] is beginning a prison sentence and leaving his own family to cope with the impact of that.

“I cannot emphasise enough that whilst driving, full attention needs to be given to what is happening on the road. Distractions such as using mobile phones and sat navs  can, in a moment, have devastating consequences that impacts on many lives.

“Nottinghamshire Police Collision Investigation team will bring those that cause death or serious injury before the courts.

“The message is simple: no phones, no distractions, no excuses.”

The driver of the lorry was jailed for three-and-a-half years and banned from driving for a further three years. Should he wish to drive again he must take an extended retest.

About Carl Millar

Carl Millar is a highly respected and experienced drink driving solicitor who is the principal of Millars Solicitors.

Carl has been a specialist in road traffic law for many years and represents clients from all walks of life and all over the Country. He is well known for the dogged defending of his clients and robust cross examination of police officers and exert witnesses.

With a wealth of expertise in motoring law Carl is well placed to provide advice over the phone and deal with all road traffic matters in a calm and professional way.

Getting in contact with Carl and Millars Solicitors is really easy. You can call him FREE on 0800 999 5535 or in an emergency you can call on 07855 806119.

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Telford Speeding Drink-Driver Jailed For Ten Months

A drink-driver who fled police officers in Telford, leading them on a chase at speeds of up to 100mph, has been jailed for 10 months at Shrewsbury Crown Court.

Rob Edwards, prosecuting, told the court how police officers spotted 35-year-old Steven Gwilliam pulling out of a pub car park on December 16. They attempted to flag him down by flashing the blue lights of their patrol vehicle, however instead of pulling over, he sped away.

The officers pursued him, ultimately involving three police cars in the chase through Oakengates and Priorlee where Gwilliam was seen driving his van at 80mph in a 30mph zone. He went through a red light before turning onto the M54 where he reached speeds of up to 100mph.

“It was decided for safety that there had to be a tactical impact and a police car emerged from a side road and collided with the van, bringing it to a stop,” said Mr Edwards, adding: “Conditions were icy with patches of snow still on parts of the road.”

Once the police officers had forced Gwilliam to a stop, he was breathalysed and found to have 60mcg alcohol per 100ml breath – almost twice the legal limit of 35mcg. He was also found to have no tax, no insurance, no MOT, and to be driving with false number plates.

Peter Hemming, acting in Gwilliam’s defence, told the court his client had seen the officers trying to flag him down, but had panicked, knowing he had been drinking and was using false plates to avoid paying insurance.

Judge Peter Barrie said on sentencing that Gwilliam’s driving had been highly dangerous.

“It is only by good fortune that this did not result in a serious injury or worse,” he added.

Gwilliam pleaded guilty to drink-driving, driving without insurance, tax, or MOT, and dangerous driving before being sentenced to 10 months in jail and receiving a two-year driving ban.

About Carl Millar

Carl Millar is a highly respected and experienced drink driving solicitor who is the principal of Millars Solicitors.

Carl has been a specialist in road traffic law for many years and represents clients from all walks of life and all over the Country. He is well known for the dogged defending of his clients and robust cross examination of police officers and exert witnesses.

With a wealth of expertise in motoring law Carl is well placed to provide advice over the phone and deal with all road traffic matters in a calm and professional way.

Getting in contact with Carl and Millars Solicitors is really easy. You can call him FREE on 0800 999 5535 or in an emergency you can call on 07855 806119.

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High-Speed Chase Results In Drug-Driver Rammed Off Road

A drug-driver who was chased at speeds of up to 100mph through Leeds after failing to stop when ordered has been jailed for twelve months – to be added on top of a six-year sentence he is already serving.

Robert Williams sped away from police officers when they tried to pull him over on the M621 slip road.

Prosecutor Robert Galley told the court how, high on cannabis at the time, Williams re-joined the motorway at speed before exiting and running through a red light, as well as others as the three-mile chase progressed.

Video footage also shows him overtaking other vehicles at speed, driving on the wrong side of the road, and forcing a pedestrian to leap to safety as he attempted to escape police at speeds of up to 100mph, including doing 90mph in a 40mph zone.

The pursuit came to an end when a police car deliberately collided with Williams’ car as he attempted to drive down the exit ramp of the A64. The car spun and he was arrested when it came to a halt. He was also found in possession of cannabis.

Williams’ solicitor Alan Armbrister described it as “a truly awful piece of driving”.

Williams started a 6-year jail sentence in December last year after pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy to supply cocaine and money laundering. He had previous convictions for possession with intent to supply cannabis, possession of cocaine, and driving while disqualified.

At the time of the chase in October last year, he was on bail awaiting sentencing on those charges.

Williams pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, failure to stop, driving with drugs over the prescribed limit, and possession of cannabis.

Judge Simon Phillips QC banned Williams from driving for two years in addition to adding a further 12-months to his jail term. He will need to take an extended retest in order to get behind the wheel legally again.

About Carl Millar

Carl Millar is a highly respected and experienced drink driving solicitor who is the principal of Millars Solicitors.

Carl has been a specialist in road traffic law for many years and represents clients from all walks of life and all over the Country. He is well known for the dogged defending of his clients and robust cross examination of police officers and exert witnesses.

With a wealth of expertise in motoring law Carl is well placed to provide advice over the phone and deal with all road traffic matters in a calm and professional way.

Getting in contact with Carl and Millars Solicitors is really easy. You can call him FREE on 0800 999 5535 or in an emergency you can call on 07855 806119.

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Lorry Drivers Jailed For Drink-Driving And Driving With Mobile Phone In Fatal M1 Crash

Two lorry drivers have been jailed at Aylesbury Crown Court after their respective drink-driving and driving while using a mobile phone led to a fatal crash on the M1 near Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, which left eight people dead.

Minibus driver Cyriac Joseph was killed, along with seven of his passengers, as he was driving them to Disneyland for the August Bank Holiday last year.

Joseph had slowed almost to a halt behind the lorry driven by 31-year-old Ryszard Masierak who had slowed to a stop in the slow lane as he was at twice the legal drink-drive limit.

A second lorry, driven by 54-year-old David Wagstaff, was a few seconds behind the minibus. Wagstaff, however, was using cruise control and talking on his phone using a hands-free kit at the time. He failed to stop and ploughed into the minibus, forcing it under Masierak’s wagon.

Mr Joseph, along with Panneerselvam Annamalai, Rishi Ranjeev Kumar, Vivek Baskaran, Lavanyalakshmi Seetharaman, Karthikeyan Pugalur Ramasubramanian, Subramaniyan Arachelvan and Tamilmani Arachelvan were killed.

Four others, including a four-year-old girl, were seriously injured.

Masierak was found guilty of eight counts of causing death by dangerous driving and four counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. Judge Francis Sheridan said to Masierak: “What you have tried to do is blame everyone and everybody except yourself.

“In short, you are a persistent, unmitigated, if not very accomplished, liar.”

Sentencing him to 14 years in prison, Judge Sheridan added that there was “no mitigation” in his case, and that he had shown “no remorse”.

Wagstaff pleaded guilty to eight counts of causing death by careless driving and four counts of careless driving, but was cleared of causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving.

Judge Sheridan told him: “You had between nine and 11 seconds to see the vehicles ahead had you not been so distracted by using the phone, albeit on Bluetooth.

“You took no action whatsoever because you weren’t concentrating on what was in front of you – they were there to be seen and you didn’t see them.”

The judge acknowledged that Wagstaff had not broken the law by using a Bluetooth hands-free kit, but said: “It would be wrong of me not to take the opportunity to urge the public to download the app that deactivates your phone when you are on the move.”

He then added his thanks to the families of the victims, many of whom were in the court for the sentencing, saying: “They conducted themselves with utmost dignity which was utterly humbling, and allowed these defendants to have a fair trial.”

Masierak faces deportation to his native Poland on completion of his sentence, and both he and Wagstaff, should they wish to drive again, must take an extended retest.

About Carl Millar

Carl Millar is a highly respected and experienced drink driving solicitor who is the principal of Millars Solicitors.

Carl has been a specialist in road traffic law for many years and represents clients from all walks of life and all over the Country. He is well known for the dogged defending of his clients and robust cross examination of police officers and exert witnesses.

With a wealth of expertise in motoring law Carl is well placed to provide advice over the phone and deal with all road traffic matters in a calm and professional way.

Getting in contact with Carl and Millars Solicitors is really easy. You can call him FREE on 0800 999 5535 or in an emergency you can call on 07855 806119.

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