High Range Drink Driving Offences in NSW

Image credit: Thanh Tu Tran Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   If you’re going to break the law – and of course we strongly recommend you don’t – then you probably want to steer clear of the police whilst doing so. Indeed, this was not how things played out for one driver in Northwich, England, ...continue reading

Woman Driving Luxury BMW Charged After High-Range Drink-Driving Incident That Left 4-Year-Old Toddler with Bloody Nose

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A woman driving a luxury BMW in Sydney’s inner west with a four-year-old toddler in the back seat has been charged with high-range drink-driving. According to reports from NSW Police, the 45-year-old woman was spotted in Campsie around 11:30pm on Monday 15 February 2021 after they noticed collision damage ...continue reading

New Combined Drink & Drug Driving Laws Proposed in NSW: ‘Four Angels’ Law may bring tougher penalties for combined drink and drug driving

Poppy Morandin.   A new law tabled in NSW Parliament introduces harsher penalties for combined drink and drug driving offences. The ‘Four Angels’ law is named in honour of four children, siblings Antony, Angelina, Sienna Abdallah and their cousin Veronique Sakr who were tragically killed by a driver who was three times the legal alcohol ...continue reading

Woman with High-range BAC Crashes Car into Stationary Police Car in NSW

Credit image: Maria Collado It is reported that at about 5:15pm on Wednesday last week, a 42-year-old Port Macquarie woman has driven a Ford Focus vehicle into a breakdown lane on the Pacific Hwy at Belmore before she collided the car right into the rear of a stationary police car. The driver of the stationary ...continue reading

Nine Network News Director Sentenced for High-range Drink Driving

  It is reported that in October last year, the news director of the Nine Network, Darren Wick drove a motor vehicle with a high-range BAC reading in Willoughby. This accounts for the Nine Network news director’s second drink driving offence. The court heard that the 58-year-old has a mid-range drink driving offence in 2010, ...continue reading

Man Charged for Drink Driving Twice Within Three Hours in NSW

  It is reported that a Man whose driver licence expired over two decades ago has allegedly driven his motor vehicle whilst intoxicated on two occasions within a three hour period at different locations within NSW. The man was arrested by police last Thursday at about midday when police attended the scene of a car ...continue reading

Woman Crashes Car Driving Over Eight Times Over Blood Alcohol Concentration Limit

A 36-year-old woman has allegedly crashed her Volkswagon Polo motor vehicle while drink driving with a BAC reading of more than eight times over the legal limit on Sunday 27 December. The crashed vehicle, containing Christmas tinsel attached to its roof, was discovered by police near Murrumbateman, on the road side. It is reported that ...continue reading

Section 32 Mental Health Applications now Replaced by Section 14 to Get Criminal Charges Dismissed in Court

There is an available legislative framework for a NSW court to determine criminal proceedings where the accused or defendant has mental health issues relevant to the case. This legislative framework is echoed in the old Act called The Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 (NSW) (‘The Act’). It is a response to the increasing contact with ...continue reading

Concerns Reignited for Prisoners Amid Further Outbreaks of COVID-19

By Poppy Morandin.   There are reportedly 70 inmates in lockdown within Silverwater Correctional Complex after coming into close contact with a staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19.  Within their advocacy efforts, The Greens have issued an open letter to Anthony Roberts, Minister for Corrections detailing the “significant concerns…about the lockdown at Silverwater ...continue reading

Law on the Age of Criminal Responsibility in NSW: An Interview with Greens MP David Shoebridge

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Despite a strong campaign to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14, the decision has been deferred to 2021, following concerns that further work needs to be done regarding processes and services for children who exhibit offending behaviour. The issue was discussed at the meeting ...continue reading

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