No wonder there are repeat offenders…

Sometimes our Judges show just how out of touch with reality they are. This case of inept sentencing beggars belief.

An 18-year-old clocked doing 194kmh on a Waikato road has escaped with a minimum fine and disqualification.

Zhivargo Edward Blake Williams was driving on State Highway 1 at Whangamarino – near Te Kauwhata on August 22 about 11.50pm when he was snapped travelling at 194kmh by a police radar.

Williams also had a passenger in his Holden Commodore.

Community magistrate Ngaire Mascelle convicted Williams on a charge of driving at a dangerous speed, fined him $500 and disqualified him from driving for six months.

However, the police prosecutor noted the minimum fine for the offence was $630 and was usually given for travelling just 50kmh over the limit.

Williams was travelling 94kmh over the limit.

Mascelle then raised the fine to $630.

Note the Silly First name Syndrome as well.


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