A man who ran over a child twice while more than four times the drink-drive limit will be on home detention despite Corrections and a judge having concerns about his ability to comply.
So why risk him driving over more children?
He’s a recidivist. How about you protect the community from him.
Edwards, 56, of Feilding, is an alcoholic with a long history of alcohol-fuelled offending, including using a firearm while drunk.
Definitely a candidate for prison.
He drove his car over a 7-year-old boy while reversing in a driveway.
Despite people at the property calling out to him, he again reversed over the boy, who suffered a broken shoulder.
He gave a reading of 1151 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. The legal limit is 250mcg.
At that level he probably can’t even walk.