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Trevor Thurling gets a six month driving ban and a $1,200 fine

By johnboy - 29 June 2009 12

The ABC informs us that the latest Canberra Raider to face the courts, Trevor Thurling, has been banned from driving for six months on top of a fine after crashing his car drunk in Bondi a few months ago:

    His lawyer told Queanbeyan local court Thurling had been chivalrous, offering to drive his sick girlfriend home from drinks at the Coogee Bay Hotel.

    However Magistrate Brian Van Zylen said Thurling and his girlfriend had been lucky to escape the serious accident with only minor injuries.

Is it just me or does the justice system work faster in NSW?

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Trevor Thurling gets a six month driving ban and a $1,200 fine
phototext 2:31 pm 30 Jun 09

He was DUI and crashed his car, what where the Raiders management expecting, a ticker-tape parade and a street named after him.

sepi 1:54 pm 30 Jun 09

I was shocked he is going to appeal the sentence. I thought it must have been really heavy, but 6 months license ban isn’t that drastic.

Qbn Gal 1:54 pm 30 Jun 09

+1

AG Canberra 1:17 pm 30 Jun 09

“making it hard to attend training” is the point you idiot Furner! We’ve all heard of stories where real estate agents, company reps etc have had to employ drivers in order to keep their jobs after losing their licence – maybe Trevor could stump up some of his wage for one too…

Or maybe he will have to move closer to Bruce….or maybe he can catch the bus, or get a lift. Geez the world doesn’t stop if you can’t drive a car. FFS Raiders – show a bit of leadership on this.

DarkLadyWolfMother 9:03 am 30 Jun 09

And now the Raiders are whining about how tough the penalty is.

Raiders chief executive Don Furner says the penalty will make it hard for Thurling to attend training from his home in Queanbeyan.

Maybe he should have thought of that before drink driving?

He’s never got into trouble, a lot of other people in the community have gone DUI before,” he said.

Oh, it must be alright if other people do it then…

DarkLadyWolfMother 8:45 am 30 Jun 09

Do as I say, not as I do?

Yes, I’m far too cynical these days.

GardeningGirl 12:19 am 30 Jun 09

2604 said :

FTR the ABC report also included this line:

Thurling was praised in court for his community work, his exceptional rugby league career, and his efforts to warn other players about the dangers of drink driving.

Would have meant nothing if he’d killed someone. Sorry but I’m really cranky today, there was a request for prayers on another forum today for the badly injured sole survivor in a car hit by a drink driver. I hope his efforts to educate his colleagues are genuine and not just the laughing back-slapping bad-luck-mate and try-not-to-get-caught-next-time display of machismo that I saw when a workmate of mine had his name in the paper for his second offence!

2604 9:02 pm 29 Jun 09

I’ve met Trev and he seems like a very serious and sensible person, and professional: the Anti-Carney. So it was a big surprise to hear about this accident. I hope he’s learned his lesson.

FTR the ABC report also included this line:

Thurling was praised in court for his community work, his exceptional rugby league career, and his efforts to warn other players about the dangers of drink driving.

Thumper 7:05 pm 29 Jun 09

Ahhh, the mystic law of consequences….

BerraBoy68 6:44 pm 29 Jun 09

What a stupid defence, chivalry! Chivas Regal more like.

I’m glad he actually got punished rather than slapped on the wrist like some of his Raider predecessors.

farnarkler 6:41 pm 29 Jun 09

Chivalry is fine but a taxi ride would’ve saved him a lot.

cranky 6:18 pm 29 Jun 09

Add to the fine the cost of his written off Commodore (over $60K at a guess). Insurance would have wiped him.

Ouch.

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