We aren't the only ones who shake our heads in utter astonishment at the decisions the courts make when someone has committed a crime. I snatched this from an australian publication:Originally Posted by The Herald Sun (Aus)Accused Drunk-Driver Can Remain On Road
A WOMAN accused of killing a motorcyclist at the weekend while drink-driving can remain on the road.
A magistrate yesterday gave Melanie Louise Edwards, 27, permission to drive her car to and from work.
Ms Edwards was allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road when she hit the motorcyclist at Wallan on Saturday and arrived home in a car splattered with blood and pieces of flesh, Melbourne Magistrates Court was told.
The court heard Ms Edwards was driving on the Northern Highway about 7pm when her car crossed double lines, on to the wrong side of the road and collided with the motorbike, killing its 41-year-old rider.
Senior Constable Trevor Collins told the court Ms Edwards had admitted spending the day drinking with a friend before getting in the car to drive home.
The court heard Ms Edwards told police she had shared two bottles of wine, and drunk two full-strength beers and another half glass of wine during the afternoon.
Sen-Constable Collins said Ms Edwards said during a record of interview her friend had gone to bed because she was tired and drunk, and she had decided to head home.
The court heard Ms Edwards told police she had no recollection of seeing any vehicle before or after the collision.
Sen-Constable Collins said Ms Edwards told police she stopped after the accident and checked her car before driving off. He said Ms Edwards' car eventually stopped because a front tyre was shredded.
Sen-Constable Trevor Collins said when he inspected the car he saw "blood and large pieces of flesh" on the vehicle.
A line of blood, which Ms Edwards said she thought was red paint, was found on the left side of the car.
Ms Edwards, of Mill Park, faces charges of culpable driving causing death, driving under the influence and failing to render assistance.
The court heard Ms Edwards was a sales assistant and needed her car two days a week for work purposes.
Police initially made it a condition of Ms Edwards' bail that she not drive, but magistrate Ian Gray varied the order, allowing her to drive to and from work. Ms Edwards was ordered to appear in court again in January.