Richard Dawson secures suspended sentence for dangerous drink-driver

Richard Dawson, instructed by Forbes Solicitors, Preston, secured a suspended sentence of imprisonment for a woman who drink-drove on the opposite side of the motorway.

The accused mother-of-four, Emma Graham, was facing a substantial immediate sentence of imprisonment for a very serious offence of “dangerous driving” and linked “drink driving”.

While under the influence of alcohol, Graham drove onto the M6 motorway in the wrong direction, and proceeded to drive 12.6 miles down the motorway, in the fast lane, against oncoming traffic, before eventually being stopped by a Police car travelling alongside of her on the correct side of the motorway.

She narrowly avoided what would otherwise have been an immediate prison sentence as a result of mitigation expertly advanced on her behalf by Richard Dawson.