The Dominion Post reports that a Wainuiomta man has just been convicted of his 22nd drunk driving conviction. He also has 26 convictions for driving while disqualified.
A lawyer has said innovative thinking was required to stop him driving.
Nonsense. One just needs courts to apply maximum penalties.
After the first two convictions, the maximum penalty for further convictions is two years. Yet he has served only five years in jail for a total of 48 convictions.
Maximum penalties should only be used for the worst offenders, but surely this guy qualifies.
Everytime he is convicted, he should be given the maximum two year penalty. And they day he is released he should have an officer follow him about until he next hops into a car, and then throw him away for another two years.
That would do far more for road safety than certain other measures.