A Heerlen man who crashed into a group of festival attendees after Pinkpop will be prosecuted for causing the accident, which left one man dead and three others seriously hurt, as well as for leaving the scene of the accident, the Public Prosecutor in Maastricht confirmed to newspaper AD.
The Ministry of Security and Justice is planning harsher punishments for using your smartphone while driving. A legislative proposal is being prepared that will put smartphone usage behind the wheel under reckless driving. This could mean immediate jail time if you're caught, NU.nl reports.
Minister Stef Blok of Security and Justice is working on new legislation that will make harsher punishments possible for people guilty of serious traffic violators, like driving under the influence or without a license, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident, RTL Nieuws reports.
A car crashed into the historically old entrance of Rotterdam Zoo during the early hours of Friday morning. The car rolled and ended up in the zoo's entrance. Two of the five people in the car had to be hospitalized, AD reports.
The driver of the car was arrested for reckless driving. It is unclear whether he was intoxicated. The police are doing a technical investigation and speaking with everyone involved to find out what happened.
Jade Belt, 21 from Nieuwerker aan den IJssel, is facing a lawsuit for wrongful death and reckless driving after being involved in a fatal accident in Australia over the weekend, her mother Ruth told RTL Nieuws. They left for Australia immediately after hearing of the accident.
The twenty-year-old who struck a group of pedestrians with a car on Wednesday in Hoornsterzwaag, has now returned home, according to Leeuwarder Courant. The driver was interrogated the whole of Thursday by the police but was released in the evening after consulting with the Public Prosecutor.
A 13-year-old boy from Den Bosch and his 16-year old friend from Eindhoven were arrested Friday at 4.30 a.m. after swiping car keys from the younger kid's parents, and taking the car for a joyride, police reported on Friday. A police patrol spotted the duo driving recklessly on Hesselstraat, before they crashed the vehicle into a parked car on Piet Slagerstraat.
The police arrested and suspended the licence of a 66 year old man from Eindhoven for aggressive driving.
The police officer who ran over 18 year old Memphis van Veen in 2013 is appealing against the sentence he received by the court, AD reports.
The policeman, part of an arrest team, who ran over an 18-year old girl driving a scooter on a pedestrian crossing in 2013 in Eindhoven, was sentenced today for reckless driving, NU reported. Court in Den Bosch gave the driver a 2 year conditional suspended sentence, according to which he has show exemplary driving for two years or his driver's license will be suspended.
The 18-year old from De Bilt is sentenced to 120 hours community service, and a driving ban of three years for killing ex-alderman Jan van Eijken (76) last year. He also had four months in a juvenile detention center, which he has already served in custody.