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Australia Vic drink-driver jailed for killing mate

02:35  18 march  2020
02:35  18 march  2020 Source:   msn.com

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A drunk , skylarking driver who killed a friend and injured four others when his car struck a pole in Melbourne trembled as he was jailed for eight-and-a-half years. "You did not intend to kill or hurt any of your friends but that is what you have done and you will have to live with that for the rest of your life

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Brandon Phongthaihong had been drinking beer and bourbon and driving at more than twice the speed limit when he lost control at a roundabout at Tootgarook in April 2019.

His 17-year-old passenger Timothy Hocking died and two others suffered catastrophic injures.

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MELBOURNE, VIC . A chorus of sobs has met the sentencing of a young man to three months' jail for accidentally killing his friend while drunkenly joy-riding in Queensland. Crown prosecutor Vicky Loury QC called for between five and eight years' jail as a general deterrent for drunk , joy-riding teens.

But in jailing Perrin for five years on Thursday, County Court Judge Julie Condon said her inexperience didn't matter. Driving is an adult responsibility and it's implicit " driving and drugs simply do not mix", she told the aspiring criminologist, who must serve at least three years before she's eligible for parole.

Phongthaihong, now 22, was jailed in the County Court of Victoria on Wednesday for 12 years and nine months, with a non-parole period of eight years and nine months.

"The police and the courts are continuously frustrated by offending such as yours," Judge Susan Pullen said.

Phongthaihong was on his P-plates and began drinking with his mates at a skate park before smashing into the tree at 117km/h in a 50km/h zone early on April 12.

At one point, Phongthaihong tried to skate but fell over, saying: "I'm too f***ed up for this."

"You knew you could not even stay on a skateboard let alone drive a car," Judge Pullen said.

The young man had bourbon cans around his feet and was slurring his words when police arrived at the crash scene.

"It's my fault, I'm going to jail," he told officers.

Hocking died at the scene and two other 17-year-old passengers suffered life-threatening injuries. A third escaped with minor injuries.

Phongthaihong pleaded guilty to culpable driving causing death, conduct endangering life and two counts of negligently causing serious injury.

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A woman has been committed to stand trial for allegedly helping a driver avoid police over a fatal Melbourne hit-run which killed a Monash University student.Lauren Hindes is accused of helping Shane Cochrane avoid police after he ran a red light and ploughed into 20-year-old Monash University student Nisali Perera at Clayton in August 2019.

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