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Harrison man summonsed over Braddon hit and run

By johnboy - 19 August 2013 16

A 36-year-old Harrison man has been summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court in relation to a hit and run incident in Braddon earlier this year.

Around 5.30am on February 10, two men were struck by a white Mitsubishi Triton utility while walking on Henty Street. One of the victims suffered critical head injuries.

The man will face court on September 5, charged with culpable driving causing grievous bodily harm.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Harrison man summonsed over Braddon hit and run
bundah 7:17 pm 21 Aug 13

Ozi said :

bundah said :

Just to further strengthen my claims that the DPP are drowning due to a lack of resources this is even more recent

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-20/dpp-struggling-to-cope-with-growing-workload/4767434

But don’t worry for Simon says the funding cuts are only $110,000 out of an overall budget of nearly $10 million.

See everything is fine it’s business as usual in the utterly farked up mind of the AG!

Hmm perhaps we are arguing over different things. I agree that DPP are completely snowed under, trying their best with a lot less resources or experience that they should have.

Junior lawyers lose cases because they don’t have time to read briefs until they are sitting in court, and the defence lawyers are better paid, have ample time to prepare, and more importantly made all their mistakes when they too cut their teeth in the DPP before heading down the more lucrative private practice / defence law path.

So yes: overworked, underpayed, often unexperienced lawyers trying to convict bad people = a bad thing.

My point is that you seemed to be angry about the amount of time taken to charge him. I suspect this hold up was with Police as they need to compile the brief of evidence and in almost all cases will set the date of the first court appearance prior to DPP getting the brief. So due to this I imagine it was not the DPP and their being understaffed that led to the 7 month delay. And my suspicion (again, I don’t know the details) is that the evidence to prove the charge took longer than your everyday, run of the mill drunk driver / assault etc.

Not anger as such but more exasperated with the state of affairs under Corbell who as overseer of law and order in this territory has, through his actions, ensured that we have a second rate judiciary and compromised the effectiveness of the DPP and police by denying them additional, necessary resources to be really effective.

The most effective method of cracking down on crime and getting appropriate outcomes within a reasonable period of time is by providing those whose job it is to deal with these issues with adequate resources. This clearly has not happened and Corbell continues to maintain his tired stupid line that there is no real problem with the status quo, which is total utter bullshit!

As to why it has taken 7 months to charge the driver my assumption is that it’s a combination of time taken by police and the likelihood that the DPP have had to put the case in a ‘holding pattern’ until it could be brought before the courts. What was undeniable from the outset was that the perpetrator hit the pedestrians causing them serious injury and drove off without stopping as was evident from the CCTV. In addition he presented himself to police three days later and was questioned. There was absolutely no doubt in my mind that he was going to be charged with either culpable or negligent driving causing GBH but having to wait 7 months is I believe totally unacceptable and this is where I go back to Corbell and his stubborn idiocy.

Ozi 6:04 pm 21 Aug 13

bundah said :

Just to further strengthen my claims that the DPP are drowning due to a lack of resources this is even more recent

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-20/dpp-struggling-to-cope-with-growing-workload/4767434

But don’t worry for Simon says the funding cuts are only $110,000 out of an overall budget of nearly $10 million.

See everything is fine it’s business as usual in the utterly farked up mind of the AG!

Hmm perhaps we are arguing over different things. I agree that DPP are completely snowed under, trying their best with a lot less resources or experience that they should have.

Junior lawyers lose cases because they don’t have time to read briefs until they are sitting in court, and the defence lawyers are better paid, have ample time to prepare, and more importantly made all their mistakes when they too cut their teeth in the DPP before heading down the more lucrative private practice / defence law path.

So yes: overworked, underpayed, often unexperienced lawyers trying to convict bad people = a bad thing.

My point is that you seemed to be angry about the amount of time taken to charge him. I suspect this hold up was with Police as they need to compile the brief of evidence and in almost all cases will set the date of the first court appearance prior to DPP getting the brief. So due to this I imagine it was not the DPP and their being understaffed that led to the 7 month delay. And my suspicion (again, I don’t know the details) is that the evidence to prove the charge took longer than your everyday, run of the mill drunk driver / assault etc.

bundah 10:48 pm 20 Aug 13

Just to further strengthen my claims that the DPP are drowning due to a lack of resources this is even more recent

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-20/dpp-struggling-to-cope-with-growing-workload/4767434

But don’t worry for Simon says the funding cuts are only $110,000 out of an overall budget of nearly $10 million.

See everything is fine it’s business as usual in the utterly farked up mind of the AG!

bundah 10:21 pm 20 Aug 13

Ozi said :

bundah said :

@Troll-stiffer

So you are totally oblivious to the fact that the perpetrator handed himself in to police three day after the hit and run?

Are you also unaware that the DPP is understaffed and therefore snowed under with cases that need to go through the courts which is presumably why it’s taken seven months to lay charges?

Or … [blah snip blah] peruse

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/man-hands-himself-into-police-over-braddon-hit-and-run-20130213-2ecak.html

oh now I see… you are one of those who reads something in such an esteemed newspaper as the Canberra Times and then believes themselves to know everything there is to know. That makes things so much clearer.

Because obviously the Canberra Times is completely across all the evidence the Po-Po had, and the reasons for the delay.

*sighs*

Oh look even the ABC are in on the conspiracy and they’ve apparently even reported that the Americans landed on the moon back in 1969…

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-13/canberra-hit-and-run-update/4516706

But wait there are more lies perpetrated by the ABC in relation to the DPP’s workload. When will the lies end??

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-20/heavy-workload-causes-dpp-delays/4082540

Ozi 9:07 pm 20 Aug 13

bundah said :

@Troll-stiffer

So you are totally oblivious to the fact that the perpetrator handed himself in to police three day after the hit and run?

Are you also unaware that the DPP is understaffed and therefore snowed under with cases that need to go through the courts which is presumably why it’s taken seven months to lay charges?

Or … [blah snip blah] peruse

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/man-hands-himself-into-police-over-braddon-hit-and-run-20130213-2ecak.html

oh now I see… you are one of those who reads something in such an esteemed newspaper as the Canberra Times and then believes themselves to know everything there is to know. That makes things so much clearer.

Because obviously the Canberra Times is completely across all the evidence the Po-Po had, and the reasons for the delay.

*sighs*

DrKoresh 12:36 pm 20 Aug 13

I don’t know why they don’t just charge people who weaponise their motor vehicles with attempted murder. I hope he gets a good long time in the AMC to think about what a deadshit he’s been.

schmeah 11:50 am 20 Aug 13

So, does anyone know what became of the injured man? Where his recovery is at?

tuco 11:26 am 20 Aug 13

bundah said :

tuco said :

Coffee – check. Internet connection- check. This should be good.

Or it could be very disappointing and all over bar the trolling.

.

Well played. I like the verb trolling – it seems so gentle and peaceful.

bundah 10:08 am 20 Aug 13

tuco said :

Coffee – check. Internet connection- check. This should be good.

Or it could be very disappointing and all over bar the trolling.

Here is the worst possible scenario for the perpetrator which can only happen in another universe

A person who, by the culpable driving of a motor vehicle, causes grievous bodily harm to another person is guilty of an offence punishable, on conviction, by imprisonment for 10 years. However, for an aggravated offence against subsection (4), the maximum penalty is imprisonment for 12 years. For this section, a person shall be taken to drive a motor vehicle culpably if the person drives the vehicle— (a) negligently; or (b) while under the influence of alcohol, or a drug, to such an extent as to be incapable of having proper control of the vehicle.

tuco 9:27 am 20 Aug 13

Coffee – check. Internet connection- check. This should be good.

bundah 8:47 am 20 Aug 13

@Troll-stiffer

So you are totally oblivious to the fact that the perpetrator handed himself in to police three day after the hit and run?

Are you also unaware that the DPP is understaffed and therefore snowed under with cases that need to go through the courts which is presumably why it’s taken seven months to lay charges?

Or that we have, arguably, the most incompetent Attorney General since the inception of self-govt who has sat on his hands for years and allowed the justice system to run at a snails pace and which has prompted many in the legal community and other commentators to label the justice system a joke?

Or the fact that there have been cases which were outstanding for over 5 years due to Judges like Refshauge and Penfold reserving their judgements?

So you see calling me an idiot only highlights your ignorance so go to the top of the class Troll. Here’s the link for you to peruse

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/man-hands-himself-into-police-over-braddon-hit-and-run-20130213-2ecak.html

Ozi 3:35 am 20 Aug 13

bundah said :

So it’s taken 7 months to charge him FFS.

Canberra home of the world’s slowest roadworks and so called justice system

Sure… that’s one reaction, or you could, for a change, actually learn the facts before posting ill-informed, hysterical crap.

troll-sniffer 9:19 pm 19 Aug 13

bundah said :

So it’s taken 7 months to charge him FFS.

Canberra home of the world’s slowest roadworks and so called justice system

Sorry, but a comment like this is just pure idiocy. You have no idea of what information the authorities were relying on to eventually track the perpetrator down.

And since you’re so effing smart, why didn’t you track down the offender yourself and dob him in? Aha, you didn’t have enough information. Exactly the position of the investigating authorities.

I feel totally justified in calling you an idiot.

bundah 6:21 pm 19 Aug 13

So it’s taken 7 months to charge him FFS.

Canberra home of the world’s slowest roadworks and so called justice system

Dilandach 6:01 pm 19 Aug 13

Because they had to find him, he *should* get double the sentence.

But it’ll be a suspended sentence with a magistrate rationalising that they’ve done a good thing.

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