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Police Officer Sent to Prison Over Fatal Collision

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
An officer who crashed while speeding to a non-urgent call killing a man and leaving his wife with permanent injuries has been sentenced to three years in prison. Former Tasmanian police officer, Aaron Bonner, was responding to a non-urgent call...

Dangerous Driver Who Killed Pregnant Woman Wins Appeal

by Sonia Hickey
The court heard that Richard Moananu began drinking about 10am on 28 September 2018 before getting behind the wheel of his silver Mazda at around 6.45pm.  He collided head on into a car carrying a young man and his pregnant...

Driver Who Filmed Dying Police Officer Released from Prison

by Sonia Hickey
The Porsche driver who filmed a dying police officer on the side of the highway last year has been released after spending 10 months behind bars. At the same time, he has been banned by the Australian Securities and Investments...

What is Vehicular Manslaughter?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A range of criminal offences may apply in situations where a driver causes the death of another person. Manslaughter is one of them, but is usually reserved for the most serious dangerous driving cases. The more common charges are dangerous...

Driver Who Filmed Dying Police Officer Pleads Guilty

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
In April 2020, 42-year old Richard Pusey was pulled over by police while driving his Porsche on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway at speeds of up to 149km/h. After four police officers exited their vehicle – which had parked in an emergency...

The Offence of Dangerous Driving Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
A 58-year old driver has been charged with a number of serious driving offences after the conclusion of an investigation relating to a collision that occurred earlier this year. Emergency services were called to the intersection of Memorial Avenue and...

Can I Appeal an On-the-Spot Driver Licence Suspension?

by Ugur Nedim
Police in New South Wales are empowered to immediately suspend a person’s driver licence in certain situations. This power is contained in section 224 of the Road Transport Act 2014, which provides that a police officer may issue an on-the-spot...

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Dangerous Driving in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
The driver of a utility is facing criminal charges after allegedly running a red light and killing a motorcyclist. Emergency services were called to the intersection of Windsor and Schofields Road, Rouse Hill, just after 5.45pm on Thursday, 18 June...

The Offence of Dangerous Driving in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A 14-year old boy is faces a string of charges after the stolen car he was allegedly driving crashed into a light pole, killing his four teenage passengers. The tragedy happened in the far north Queensland regional town of Townsville...

Are There Situations Where a Person Who ‘Confesses’ Should Plead ‘Not Guilty’?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Tim Watkins was only 22 years old when he was left for dead by the side of Wilsons Creek Road earlier this year. He was riding his bicycle home from a mates’ house shortly after midnight on a road he...
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