Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

A 25-YEAR-OLD Drink-Driver Who Ploughed into Four Cars, Causing an Expensive Domino Effect, at Bradman Avenue in Maroochydore on Saturday Night Was More Than Four Times the Legal Limit

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

A 25-YEAR-OLD Drink-Driver Who Ploughed into Four Cars, Causing an Expensive Domino Effect, at Bradman Avenue in Maroochydore on Saturday Night Was More Than Four Times the Legal Limit

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Throw the book

HERE is a great opportunity for a magistrate to throw the book at a mug lair drunken idiot and issue a punishment that fits the crime and not some namby pamby slap on the wrist because his defence lawyer can spin a seemingly convincing yarn of hardship, childhood trauma and whatnot. There is no defence for stupidity. There should be no mitigating reason why any drink-driver has got behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated.

sunnyone44_5 from Mooloolaba

No insurance

I FEEL sorry for those who had their cars damaged, especially if they don't have comprehensive insurance. I doubt that the driver had any insurance, and even if he did, his insurer wouldn't pay out as he was driving whilst over the limit, therefore making his insurance policy null and void.

pmacSC from Maroochydore

Fair is fair

MANDATORY jail time thanks. Lucky for him, if he was in a Skyline, Supra, SS Commodore or XR6 Turbo he would be touted as a hoon (public enemy number one) and crucified in the media. …

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