Monday, November 15, 2004

Shaw mystery solved!

Readers who have been following the NSW Supreme Court's Shavian Saga will be pleased to know that the mystery has apparently been solved: the Sydney Morning Herald reports that the ex-judge left Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital with both vials of blood taken as samples after his October 13 misadventure. Shaw's reported blood alcohol concentration of .225 was over four times the legal limit. If this is true, and if a conviction results, this would place Shaw within the stringent guidelines issued by the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal in a recent guideline judgment on the sentencing of drink-driving offences.