April 27, 2003

Go home and "DO NOT DRINK"

A South African judge sentenced a habitual drunk driver to three years house arrest, with a condition that he could not drink alcohol, even at home.

Cape Town lawyer William Booth said policing Judge De Beer's order would be "virtually impossible. Unless a correctional services officer finds the accused drinking in a bar or goes to his home in the middle of the night to find him drinking, it would be very difficult to enforce the magistrate's instruction." Judge De Beer told the man, "If you break this condition you will come back here and I will sentence you to a very long imprisonment."
My bet is the guy gets sentenced to a very long imprisonment not too soon into the future.

Posted by Tiger at April 27, 2003 04:32 PM