Magistrate Burns has slammed prosecutors over the lenient treatment of a driver, high as a kite who drove deliberately into oncoming traffic in an effort to kill himself and seriously maiming the other driver. CT story is here.
Burns goes on to say how he should have been charged with the more serious offence which carries a 5 year penalty as opposed to only 12 months.
CT followed up the next day with this on the sentencing of the individual. The driver being sentenced to 7 months with the last 4 suspended. Leaving him only 3 months to serve. Makes you wonder what he was on about the day before.
Does anyone else see a problem with this?