ABC news have reported that a repeat drink driving offender received a six year sentence today after hitting and killing a motorcyclist in 2011.
Witnesses said Mr Newton was launched into the air and the injuries he sustained on landing killed him.
The driver was John Kenneth Harvey, 66, who was returning home with a beer in hand from a friends place in Bredbo.
Harvey did not stop to help Mr Newton and drove another 400 metres, crashed through a fence and ended up down an embankment.
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When police found him he blew four times over the legal alcohol limit and they discovered he had not held a licence for more than 40 years.