The jailing of Terence Fowler, the car thief who drove across a level crossing moments before a train passed, as well as hitting speeds of 80 to 90 mph on suburban streets, has hit the headlines today, I suspect largely because of the extraordinary recklessness of his driving. The video below speaks for itself.
While all the stories report that Fowler has been jailed for three-and-a-half years, none of them – as far as I can tell – mention any kind of driving ban.
This surely can’t be because one was not imposed?
According the CPS, a dangerous driving conviction carries a minimum 12-month ban. It will be interesting to see what length of ban Fowler actually received. Needless to say, a 12-month ban would be an entirely meaningless punishment for someone who is in jail while that ‘ban’ is being served.