Tui customer stranded for 51 hours says driver ‘swigged beer behind wheel’

Kieran and Kenya Booth were among customers transferred to a new hotel as they were hit by delays returning from Turkey (Picture: Kieran Booth) A Tui passenger stranded in Turkey for 51 hours says the tour operator put stranded holidaymakers on a transfer bus where the driver swigged from a beer bottle. Kieran Booth and … Read more

Grieving families wanted harsher sentence for crash driver

The family of five boys killed in a drink-driving accident say a two-and-a-half year prison sentence is far from enough to address the lifetime of suffering they’ll endure without their loved ones. Tyreese Stuart Fleming, 20, was the driver and sole survivor of an overloaded car which smashed into a power pole near Timaru last … Read more

Driver of Texas migrant truck, 45, was ‘very high on meth’ when arrested in a field

The driver who abandoned a semi-truck in the sweltering Texas heat, leaving at least 51 migrants dead, was ‘very high on meth’ when police arrested him. Homero Zamorano, 45, of Houston, was arrested Monday in a field in the outskirts of San Antonio not far from where he deserted the truck. He was taken to a … Read more

‘Absolute hell’: Driver jailed for crash which killed five teenagers, families react

Driver jailed for two years and six months Family members of 5 teens killed in horror crash near Timaru in August filled courtroom for sentencing of driver Tyreese Fleming on Wednesday Then 19-years-old, Fleming admitted five charges of dangerous driving causing death in April The impact of the crash split the overloaded car in half, … Read more

‘Absolute hell’: Driver jailed for crash which killed five teenagers

Driver jailed for two years and six months Family members of 5 teens killed in horror crash near Timaru in August filled courtroom for sentencing of driver Tyreese Fleming on Wednesday Then 19-years-old, Fleming admitted five charges of dangerous driving causing death in April The impact of the crash split the overloaded car in half, … Read more

Driver in crash that killed five teens near Timaru due to be sentenced

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Furious topless driver launches foul-mouthed tirade against vigilante cyclist

THIS is the shocking moment a topless driver “shook with rage” after launching a furious foul-mouthed tirade against a vigilante cyclist. The driver blasted vigilante rider Mike van Erp a “f*** c***” for filming driver using a GoPro camera on his helmet. 4 A topless driver ‘shook with rage’ after launching a furious foul-mouthed tirade … Read more

Tragic details emerge after grandma killed & 4 hurt when driver plowed them

A GRANDMOTHER has been tragically killed with four more hurt after a driver plowed into pedestrians leaving her eight-year-old grandson in critical condition, police say. The suspects were fleeing officials after a traffic stop in Brooklyn when they side-swiped a vehicle and rammed into the unsuspecting pedestrians on Saturday. 3 A 67-year-old grandmother Lyn Christopher … Read more

Atlanta party bike driver charged with DUI after a crash that injured 15

Officers responded to a report of a traffic crash at West Peachtree Street and 14th Street in the evening and discovered a party bike that had tipped over while making a turn, according to a news release from Atlanta Police Department. Party bikes, sometimes called pedal pubs or pedal bars, are mini bars on wheels … Read more