It’s not so much the story, but one of the details that made this one stand out. It’s from New South Wales, Australia.
The man police arrested had already been banned from driving for 56 years! Given that he is 42 years old, that amounts to a lifetime ban.
Now that’s the way to do it. However, the fact that the man was again caught behind the wheel – this time in a stolen car – proves that some people are just assholes.
The Australian courts agreed, and refused him bail.
Of course, if this was in the UK he would probably have been released on bail and then the charges dropped due to “insufficient evidence”. And if he’d been female the courts would have apologised, freeing him/her to sue them for “stress”.
This is how Emma Robertson should have been dealt with back in January.