Harlow man escapes jail after drug driving whilst disqualified for same offence.
Crime / Fri 19th Aug 2022 am31 10:00am
A HARLOW man has escaped jail after committing a drug driving offence whilst already disqualified for a similar offence.
Michael Freshwater, aged 32, of The Downs, Harlow pleaded guilty at Chelmsford magistrates court to the following.
On March 8th, 2022 at Harlow drove a Skoda Octavia on Southern Way, when the proportion of a controlled drug, namely cocaine, in his blood, 101 micrograms of analyte per litre of blood, exceeded the specified limit.
Conviction of an offence while a community order made by Chelmsford Magistrates Court on March 30th, 2022 for the offences of driving whilst under the influence of drugs (November 26th, 2021) plus driving whilst disqualified (08/03/2022), possession of a class A drug (08/03/2022) was in force.
Freshwater received a twelve week prison sentence, suspended for twelve months.
Plus 200 hours of unpaid work in the next twelve months.
Ridiculous, caught whilst already disqualified for same offence and only gets suspended sentence and free work-he will do it again, and who will he kill next time! This country is way too soft!!!!!
That is absolutely ridiculous, any person who does such things should be band for life.
Not condoning it at all, but a shop lifter of meat and cheese will get time inside. That hurts no one. But a drunk/drug driver has potential to kill somebody or someone. Where’s the justification in the justice?
What stupid judge let this dangerous driver off? Far too soft. What happens when he kills someone?
Totally agree mazzy , there all totally corrupt , no trust in them atall .
What good is the law if a judge can’t abide by it he could have killed someone thank goodness he didn’t and good luck to the so called work he had to do it’s crazy