Mon, 18 Apr 2005
Another 4WD, another death... // at 23:59
Adelaide this time, another dead cyclist, another drunk motorist gets off with a slap on the wrist. Five glasses of wine, then run into someone in your four-wheel drive and kill them — NO PROBLEM — the court will acquit you. What the hell does it take to convict people in this country? Oddly enough, the police found that they had time and resources to take a blood alcohol reading from the victim, but had insufficient resources to take a reading from the lawyer who had hit him!
McGee was convicted of driving without due care but can be fined no more than $1250 — about a day's pay for him based on the average $250 an hour rate for Supreme Court barristers.
Well done Eugene McGee, drinking, getting in your 4WD, running over people — you're damn near getting away with murder.