Boy pleads guilty to driving car in hit-and-run incident

Samuel Gordon-Stewart 21 August 2005 17

I couldn’t think of a title so I broorwed the one from the ABC Story

A 14-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to driving the car that struck a woman at Civic bus interchange last month.

The family of 21-year-old Clea Rose has released a statement saying she has severe and irreversible brain damage.

Ms Rose has been unconscious since the accident on July 30.

Her family has thanked the community, hospital and ambulance staff for their support.

The teen will be sentenced next month.

I suppose it is inappropriate for one reason or another to comment on what sentence he should receive, so what would be an appropriate penaly for this sort of crime in general?

UPDATED: ABC Online is now reporting that Clea has passed away.

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17 Responses to Boy pleads guilty to driving car in hit-and-run incident
Chalker Chalker 3:57 pm 22 Aug 05

Very true – all too often nowadays do we see people not willing to take responsibility for their actions.

Still won’t make it any easier for the friends and family of Clea.

Murder charge sounds appropriate, but he is a minor, so don’t expect too much. Some penalty to the parents would be nice to see.

Maelinar Maelinar 3:39 pm 22 Aug 05

I think it’s honourable that this young kid has stood up and pleaded guilty, when he could have asked for leniency, pleaded insanity, or just off his face with whatever drug he will find hard to access in prison.

Good on ya. Stand up and be counted, be responsible for your actions.

Now it’s time to repent those actions, but at least he’s done the right thing. (from this viewpoint)

bulldog bulldog 1:30 pm 22 Aug 05

He should have ‘Murderer’ tattooed on his forehead and spend the rest of his life as a phlegm recepticle in Garema Place. On days off he gets beaten with big fuckin’ sticks.

In all seriousness though, my thoughts are with the Rose family at this time. Words cannot descirbe the pain.

Thumper Thumper 1:05 pm 22 Aug 05

Sleepy weasel,

Hung, drawn and quartered outside the Assembly building.

That would be effective.

Special G Special G 10:56 am 22 Aug 05

I like it.

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 10:23 am 22 Aug 05

The kid behind the wheel of the stolen car was running away from the cops at high speed in a shared vehicle/pedestrian zone. In short, he did the equivalent of discharging a gun in a public area – a car is a dangerous weapon under these circumstances. The kid deserves nothing short of a murder charge…

As a penalty, maybe a public hanging in Garema Place might be enough of a deterrant to other kiddies. And it would add ‘vibrancy’ to the centre of the city as 10,000 blood lusting Canberrans came out to watch…

Thumper Thumper 8:27 am 22 Aug 05

Watch Breaker Morant. They applied rule 303 to the Boers….

johnboy johnboy 11:27 pm 21 Aug 05

Rule of the gun Kerces?

Kerces Kerces 10:32 pm 21 Aug 05

Lucky I refreshed and read gingermick’s comments. Otherwise I was all prepared to complain that I’d battled all the way through that damn article and was still no closer to understanding rule 303.

Samuel Gordon-Stewart Samuel Gordon-Stewart 10:29 pm 21 Aug 05

Seems fair to me, and cheaper.

gingermick gingermick 10:00 pm 21 Aug 05

Thanks jb. You just pipped me at the post.

gingermick gingermick 9:58 pm 21 Aug 05

Sorry. .303 inches was the calibre of the Lee Enfield rifle.

“Rule 303” was the one quoted by Breaker Morant in his dealings with pesky Boer farmers.

There is no appeal once applied.

johnboy johnboy 9:54 pm 21 Aug 05

Watch Breaker Morant.

Rule 303.

Samuel Gordon-Stewart Samuel Gordon-Stewart 8:46 pm 21 Aug 05

Phew, I’m not the only one who doesn’t have a clue what gingermick is talking about.

Kerces Kerces 6:54 pm 21 Aug 05

Penalty 303? explanation?

sk8erboi sk8erboi 3:42 pm 21 Aug 05

He should be the spokesperson in an ad campaign informing young people about driving responsibly.

gingermick gingermick 1:36 pm 21 Aug 05

Penalty 303.

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