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A new Criminal Division judgment has been published.  

Victoria Police v FT

Catchwords: Accused pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle with more than the prescribed concentration of alcohol under s 49(1)(f) of the Road Safety Act 1986 (RSA) and other offences under the Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 2009 (Regulations) – mandatory penalties required for certain RSA offences, namely the s 49(1)(f) offence – construction of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and RSA – having regard to the public policy principles underpinning the RSA and specific licensing regime in the RSA and Regulations – ruling that the mandatory provisions in the RSA apply to children and young people who have been found guilty in the Children’s Court of relevant road safety offences.

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