Letter: Nonsensical to ban drivers behind bars

Last updated 12:00 27/02/2013

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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

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