A young driver caught speeding through Lower Hutt at 210kmh has been spared any further punishment after lying to police.
His name will also remain secret after a judge said he had “suffered a lot” from publicity about the case, stemming from the intervention of his behalf of MP Trevor Mallard.
The 24-year-old was convicted and sentenced earlier this month for racing another car on State Highway 2 in September.
What a great result!
Having an MP from the Crim-Hugging Party help you out doesn’t just get you help in a way that’s apparently OK (but not if you’re Maurice Williamson of course, then you have to resign), but you also get the benefit of name suppression due to the attention your case gets in the media because Trevor Mallard put his crim-hugging cape on and came to the rescue. Read more »