Repeat drink driving offender narrowly escapes jail

MALACHI Corcoran of Waterview Heights narrowly escaped prison over high range drink driving charges in Grafton local court today.

Corcoran who is 25 years-old pleaded guilty to high range drink driving, negligent driving and possessing a prohibited drug and will have to take part in a program under which he will not be able to consume alcohol or face a term of imprisonment.

The offences happened on July 7 when Corcoran drove along the Pacific Highway while intoxicated.

Judge David Heilpern noted that Corcoran had been convicted of drink driving on a previous occasion and said this offence was particularly serious because it involved such a busy road.

"Somehow or other the message needs to through to the community that this is a road where people travel with their families," he said.

"Drink driving is an offence of selfishness it is you saying to the community I don't give a toss about your safety."

Topics:  drink driving, malachi corcoran



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