The Canberra Times has the concering news that recidivist and deadly disqualified driver Amber Jane Westin is back on our streets (one hopes not the roads but she has form) after Justice Richard Refshauge overturned her four month sentence for breaching her decade long driving ban.
Westin appealed against the severity of her sentence to the Supreme Court, with her legal team arguing that Magistrate Grant Lalor had imposed an excessive jail term.
This morning Justice Richard Refshauge upheld the appeal, finding Westin’s breach of the driving ban was contumacious but did not merit the four-month prison sentence.
He resentenced Westin to six weeks’ jail, backdated to January 12, and released her immediately.
She has picked up another year on the driving ban to ignore.