MLAs challenged on death by dangerous driving sentence

Enda Dolan's killer, David Lee Stewart, was sentenced to seven years, automatically remitted to three and a half years
MLAs have been challenged to send a message to the judiciary by increasing the sentence for death by dangerous driving. The call has been made by the father of 18-year-old Tyrone student Enda Dolan, killed by a drunk driver near Queen’s University in 2014. Peter Dolan wants the maximum term raised from 14 to 20 years and Stormont has the power to do so. However, such a message has been sent before. Death by dangerous driving had a maximum tariff of 10 years until a decade ago, when there was a wholesale review of sentencing in Northern Ireland. Because Stormont was suspended, th[...]

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