MP calls for more manslaughter charges in cases of dangerous driving

Gareth Johnson MP said in Parliament that the Crown Prosecution Service should consider charging reckless drivers with manslaughter, rather than death by dangerous driving.

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Conservative MP Gareth Johnson (Dartford) has called for more manslaughter charges in cases where a person dies as a result of dangerous driving.

Speaking in a debate on sentencing for dangerous driving offences, Mr Johnson said he would push for the maximum sentence for the offence to be life imprisonment, rather than the current 14 years for death by dangerous driving.

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