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Old 08-23-2004, 21:34   #1 (permalink)
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Breaking News - Drunk P Plater Jailed for 7 Years (VIC)

It took 6 offences until they locked him up ?

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/20...?oneclick=true

Drunk drag-racing P-plater jailed
August 24, 2004 - 12:51PM

A banned P-plate driver who killed a female pedestrian during a drunken drag race has been jailed for seven years.



Guillermo Garzon, 21, had six previous convictions for speeding when he mowed down the victim, Inbar Herman, who was out with friends celebrating her 19th birthday.

Ms Herman died after she was struck by Garzon's speeding Subaru WRX as she crossed Dandenong Road in suburban East Malvern at 3am on February 7 this year.

Garzon later registered a blood-alcohol reading of 0.121. It is illegal for P-plate drivers to record any alcohol reading.

In fixing a minimum non-parole term of five years, County Court judge Lance Pilgrim said Garzon's driving record could only be described as "abysmal".

Colombian-born Garzon, of Garnsworthy Street in suburban Springvale, pleaded guilty to culpable driving and reckless conduct endangering life.

The court was told Garzon had engaged in a spur-of-the-moment drag race with a Suzuki about three kilometres from where the accident happened and was driving at about 120kph.

Judge Pilgrim said Ms Herman died from horrific injuries.
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Old 08-23-2004, 21:36   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Breaking News - Drunk P Plater Jailed for 7 Years (VIC)

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It took 6 offences until they locked him up ?

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/20...?oneclick=true
Im to lazy to register..could you paste it in please? ---edit: thanks

Damn seven years, that fella fudged up. Thats set a pretty heavy precedent.
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The court was told Garzon had engaged in a spur-of-the-moment drag race with a Suzuki about three kilometres from where the accident happened and was driving at about 120kph.

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Its the GTi's fault!!..lol..what other suzuki could you possibly race.
I think he certainly deserves it. Seven years is a long time, I do feel for the guy in a way.

But depending on the previous convictions (was it 3kph over or 20?) then he had it coming.
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Damn seven years, that fella fudged up. Thats set a pretty heavy precedent.
He was drink driving, drag racing and killed someone! I think he got off incredibly light considering. He should at least get a life time driving ban to go with it IMHO.

It's appalling how piss weak punishments are these days....
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It's appalling how piss weak punishments are these days....
I hope you dont think that I dont think he should be locked up longer..what ive been saying lately has been taken out of context :/

You are exactly right, hence my amazment that it was such a relatively "harsh" penality.

Its about time. If you ask me I think judgements will start to get alot harder. The public out cry might actually be doing something, can only hope.
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Take his licence away for good.
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I reckon 7 years was too soft, If you kill someone you should cop more than that. Especially so, considering his prior offences. Hope he learns to respect other peoples right to life, and that the next 7 years are real friggin painful for him.
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Serves him right. In fact no it doesnt, nothing they do to him can bring that girl back.
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I reckon 7 years was too soft, If you kill someone you should cop more than that. Especially so, considering his prior offences. Hope he learns to respect other peoples right to life, and that the next 7 years are real friggin painful for him.
5 years in prison will **** you up pretty badly. If you think about it 5 years is a hell of a long time, even longer in a 2mx2m cell. It already costs tax payers $50k a year to house a prisoner. I'd rather not pay anymore of my hard earned tax dollars just to spite him. There are other criminals i'd much rather have put away for good.

Come 2009, I think he will have learned his lesson.
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As long as he gets to be some big blokes bitch for that time I agree.
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