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Cops to appeal Carney decision

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by wombatgc, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    POLICE are set to appeal the lenient sentence that allowed Roosters star Todd Carney to keep his licence, despite pleading guilty to drink driving.
    In a decision that has stunned road safety advocates, P-plater Carney escaped with a section 10 ruling by Magistrate Jaqueline Milledge, allowing him to keep his licence after pleading guilty to low-range drink driving.The 24-year-old, who was arrested on February 26, was previously suspended from driving in 2007 after a drunken police chase in the ACT.

    Ms Milledge placed Carney on a 24-month bond, declaring "he will not lose his licence".

    "NSW police intend to refer the matter to the DPP for consideration of appeal," Police Prosecutions commander Superintendent Tony Trichter said yesterday.

    Good to hear.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/cops-to-appeal-todd-carney-verdict/story-e6frexnr-1226036227829
     
  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    By the time the appeal rolls around he'll probably already be in trouble for something else.
     
  3. Moondog

    Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Absolute bull**** he kept his licence. With his driving record he should'nt be allowed to ride a pushbike on the road.
     
  4. Berkeley_Eagle

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    Hadley said on his show that the RTA may suspend his licence for 5 years as he is a habitual offender
     
  5. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I hope this happens, what will it take for this asshole to go to jail? Killing someone while drink driving??
     
  6. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    It is all OK because Gallop has read Carney's mind and determined that he didn't mean to do it. Just like Gallop read Carney's mind and determined he didn't mean to turn up late for his court hearing.

    Gallop's scale of suspensions
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    Driving drunk = 0 weeks
    Wee on wall = 1 week
    Catch a cab = 4 weeks
     
  7. Pablo

    Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    That RBT show on tellie puts up the punishment people get for low range drink driving at the end of the show.Pretty sure everyone loses their license for a period. Even first time offenders.
    Makes a joke of the whole process him getiing to keep it.
     
  8. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    This has nothing to do with Carney but I'm confused. I thought her original decision was to ban Carney from driving (amongst other things) but had to change that decision because the magistrate wasn't allowed to hand out that punishment under the law. If thats the case then what would the DPP have to appeal against? Of course I'm basing this on what I've read in the papers and it wouldn't surprise me if what's been reported has left out some telling facts.
     
  9. Frogz

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    So now that he has been found guilty, does Gallop go in and give him a 4 week suspension and teh club a $100K fine
     
  10. ManlyBacker

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    Unfortunately Frogz because everything is in the open and the actual facts are known and Todd pleaded guilty then he has been found to have a problem that the NRL is willing to assist with :)

    Now if it was just based on newspaper hearsay and made up rubbish reported by the long-bearded man who lives in the park then he would have been outed for two years.
     
  11. Moondog

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    If he jumps in his car pissed and kills someone the victims family can console themselves with the knowledge that he has a problem. He's a serial offender and should have lost his licence regardless of whether the NRL decided to be supportive and caring.
     
  12. Rusty

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    I hope for the NRL and for Carney, and most of all for every family on the road that he doesn't screw up and do this again, potentially killing someone.

    I truly do. This is a huge injustice, he could be anyone, you, me, my postman - it doesn't matter, when you drink drive you should lose your license.
     
  13. ayjay007

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    I tried to put this in some perspective.Carney drove with .055 (or thereabouts).That's .55 over his limit (0).If I drove with .55 more than I was allowed (.049),my BAC would be 1.04!!I wonder how much leniency I'd be shown??
     
  14. Berkeley_Eagle

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    well his performance on the field is like he is still pissed
     

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