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Is this ethically fair?
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Capo_irman
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:16 am    Post subject: Jail term for woman who drove without licence dropped Reply with quote

Extracted from yahoo news:

Channel NewsAsia - Wednesday, April 14Send IM Story Print
SINGAPORE : A woman who drove a car without a licence because she wanted to get her son a toy successfully appealed on Tuesday against being sent to jail for the offence.

Housewife Catherine Peter, 41, had in January been sentenced to six weeks’ jail, fined S$500 and disqualified from driving for four years on charges of driving without qualification and for other traffic offences. Her driving licence had been suspended for two years because of a drink—driving incident in April last year.

In the August incident, Peter, the wife of a commercial airline pilot, had driven to a nearby mall when her six—year—old son, complaining of an earache, demanded that she get him a toy scooter. She decided not to wait for her husband and, after several fruitless attempts to get a taxi, drove to the mall, the court was told.

Appealing to keep her out of jail, lawyer Naresh Mahtani said Peter had to take care of her children, aged six and nine, while her husband was away on flight assignments.

Justice V K Rajah decided to set aside the jail sentence, saying that Peter was not likely to repeat the offence. He added that "this decision does not signify the present judicial status ... but it is a one—off case that commands a departure from the norm".

Peter had paid the fine imposed earlier for drink driving, served five days in jail and been disqualified from driving.

She now has to pay a fine of S$2,500. Her four years’ disqualification from driving stands.

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WAH... I wonder how come like that.... Next time all expats dare to do all these. Or it may seems the sirline company bride the lawyer? Haha... Pilot can hire maid to take care of childen while wife serves Jail term.

Cheers...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oops...click too fast... the answer is not fair :P
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ridiculous!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ya, 2 times offender mean she bochap the law
should fine heavily and disqualified for life.
but then even disqualified for life, she will also bochap and continue to drive

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn... another one-off.
cannot be used as precedence...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

elite and peasant treatment not same..... Thumbs Down
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think in the comming months.... more of these things will happen....

or maybe this woman will do like what the romanian ex-diplomat do....

She may hit someone and blame it on the kid... but by the time govt wanna take action, she already went back to her country to hide......

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To activate interpol again? pointless......
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sit and watch, no need to sweat ...



CHeers..

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