Defence appeal of a 2 year driving prohibition imposed (in addition to 14 days jail) after accused pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified. Third related conviction, however Crown did not enter the notice.
Held: Appeal dismissed.
Sentence was within the acceptable range. “Use of an interlock device can lessen periods of driving prohibition. However, that is because that mechanism operates as a constantly present and vigilant police officer to ensure that the kind of driving that is dangerous does not occur … no such mechanism is available to prevent a person, like this appellant, from driving while prohibited.”
K. Quinlan – Defence Counsel