A Crown Court judge has urged the Government to increase the maximum sentences for serious motoring offences, according to a report in the Telegraph.
Judge Ian Pearson, who sits at Portsmouth Crown Court, said that a bad driver who left their victim permanently injured could only be sent to prison for two years.
He added: “Dangerous driving is a maximum of two years when it should be at least five. You can get 10 years for killing by dangerous driving but only two if you maim them for life.
“Obviously crown court judges can only sentence in accordance with the law and in accordance with the views of the appeal court. So we would like frequently to impose heavier sentences.”
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