The Age brings us the results of the court case involving the hit and run of Peter Costello’s chief of staff Phil Gaetjens.
Not only did Nealle Andrew Simpson, who plead guilty to the offence, not stop after his four-wheel drive ute struck Mr Gaetjens, throwing him into the air, he later tried to hide his vehicle dumping it in the Bredbo River some 80km away. His parents turned him in to police.
Now it does sound as if the victim Mr Gaetjens was a bit “under the weather” when he tried to cross the road outside the Hyatt Hotel where he was hit but Simpson clearly did the wrong thing. But with only a $2000 fine (and a crim record I assume) I’m sure there are some people who would pay for that sort of opportunity to get up and personal with some aspects of our government.
How much would you pay, to do what and to whom in our government or bureaucracy?
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I should state that I’m in no way actually encouraging anyone to go out and try this – that would just be messed up.