Regina v Duck: CACD 3 Aug 1999

The defendant appealed a sentence of four years for causing death by dangerous driving. He had overtaken in a lorry, crossing double white lines, and crashing into a car coming the other way. He was of previous good character and genuinely remorseful. The sentence appeared to exceed the tariff.
Held: The sentence was for an offence which was a calculated risk, described by other witnesses, as suicidal and sheer madness. The sentence stood.


Lord Justice Roch, Mr Justice Rougier, Mr Justice Wright


[1999] EWCA Crim 2169


England and Wales


CitedRegina v Bevan CACD 1996
. .
CitedRegina v Lowry CACD 1996
. .
Lists of cited by and citing cases may be incomplete.

Criminal Sentencing, Road Traffic

Updated: 25 October 2022; Ref: scu.158569