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Attorney-General's Reference (No 10 of 2006) sub nom R v Daniel Chubb [2006] EWCA Crim 703

A sentence of four years’ imprisonment imposed on the defendant following a guilty plea to an offence of causing death by dangerous driving was unduly lenient, particularly as the maximum sentence for the offence had increased from ten years to 14 years since the coming into force of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. The sentence was quashed and a sentence of five-and-a-half years’ imprisonment was substituted.

13 October 2006

The Attorney-General referred as unduly lenient a sentence of four years’ imprisonment imposed on the defendant (C) following a guilty plea to an offence of causing death by dangerous driving. The victim, an elderly lady, was half-way across a narrow road when she was struck by C. It was still daylight on a summer evening, the weather was fine and visibility was good. Before striking the victim, C had accelerated aggressively causing the wheels of the vehicle to spin and leave marks on the road surface. After the accident, C did not stop and made attempts to cover his tracks to avoid detection. The Attorney-General submitted that the sentence was unduly lenient given the excessive speed, the fact that C had no insurance or driving licence and was not eligible to hold a licence as he suffered from a visual impairment of which he was aware. In addition, C had a previous conviction for driving while disqualified and failing to stop after an accident. The Attorney-General argued that ...

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