Sunday 15 November 2009

The right to drive in our ‘civilised society’

The court heard that Witter, who had no licence or insurance, began offending at the age of 13 and had 27 convictions for 44 offences, including offences of stealing vehicles, drink-driving, driving without insurance and theft from vehicles.

''You have the most appalling record that it is, in the circumstances of the case, possible to imagine,'' Judge Durham-Hall said. ''You are one of the very few young men not capable of living in a civilised society.''

Judge Durham Hall sentenced Witter to 12 years in prison for the two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and eight years, to be served concurrently, for two counts of aggravated vehicle taking causing death. He also banned him from driving for 15 years.

So he’ll be lawfully back behind the wheel of a car when he’s 38 years old.