British MPs considering the Criminal Justice Bill rejected prison sentences for reckless driving, but voted for sentences of up to 4 months for drunkenness whilst in charge of a car


Thursday 19th November 1925

British MPs considering the Criminal Justice Bill rejected prison sentences for reckless driving, but voted for sentences of up to 4 months for drunkenness whilst in charge of a car. Critics complained about the difficulty of telling whether a driver was drunk, but the Home Secretary stood firm and approved a £50 fine as an extra.


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