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No jail if committed to drug rehabilitation

Posted by on 29/06/2018

RODNEY John Dunn has temporarily avoided a jail term, but must demonstrate his commitment to drug rehabilitation to avoid a future stay behind bars.
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Dunn, 46, of Vera Street, Corowa, received a seven-month jail sentence, with a minimum of three months, on two counts of disqualified driving and possessing ammuntion without holding a licence when sentenced by magistrate Tony Murray.

He lodged a severity appeal which was heard in the District Court at Albury by Judge Richard Cogswell, who has deferred sentencing until March 6 next year.

But Judge Cogswell said Dunn had to demonstrate that rehabilitation has taken place.

The jail term for possessing ammunition was set aside by Judge Cogswell and instead a $100 fine was imposed.

Dunn was driving at Corowa about 2.30am on February 19 and was stopped for a random breath test in Gallipoli Street.

He produced a Victorian driver’s licence and police saw two .44 magnum handgun rounds in the vehicle’s centre console, along with a small amount of cannabis wrapped in foil.

Dunn admitted having never held a shooter’s licence.

It was about 12.50pm on March 15 when Dunn was stopped in Thurgoona Street in Albury.

He produced a Victorian licence expiring on July 6 this year, but also had a NSW licence which he admitted was disqualified.

An oral fluid test gave a positive indication for cannabis. A subsequent analysis of saliva showed positive traces to cannabis and methamphetamine.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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