It took 6 offences until they locked him up ?
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.