Home detention for twice running over a seven year old

Stuff reports:

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.

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