Letter: Nonsensical to ban drivers behind bars

Last updated 12:00 27/02/2013

Relevant offers

Letters to the Editor

Barbarians hide behind religion Milk prices stay stagnant A day of war to remember Ferry service deserves better How well was siege handled? Charter schools can be a success Attacks will always happen A long history of torture Safety of fruit paramount Fonterra pricing a head-scratcher

OPINION: The revelation that for years judges have been handing down nonsensical sentences of prison terms concurrent with the removal of a driving licence sounds like something Gilbert and Sullivan might have dreamed up.

It represents a serious dereliction of duty on the part of numerous ministers of justice and corrections stretching back over many years, as well as senior civil servants in the relevant departments and judges from the High Court to the District Court.

Those judges knew, or should have known, that the punishments they were issuing were nothing but meaningless babble.

COLIN WILSON

Alicetown

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content