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Jan 12th, 2018 at 8:44am
 
FOR WHAT?? A COMPLETE ARSEHOLE WHO SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN OUT OF JAIL IN THE FIRST PLACE.




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FOUR jail sentences over traffic ­offences, one nine-year driving ban and at least 10 convictions for driving while disqualified — yet the man at the centre of the Boxing Day horror crash which killed four people, including himself, was allowed back behind a wheel.

When Craig Whitall fatally smashed his Toyota Prado four-wheel-drive into the Falkholt family’s car on his way home from a methadone clinic, the 50-year-old had been declared an habitual traffic offender by the courts with more than 60 convictions to his name.

The revelations come as life support was turned off on Home and Away actor Jessica Falkholt. The 28-year-old had been clinging to life after the fiery head-on on the NSW south coast which claimed the lives of her parents Lars, 69, Vivian, 60, her sister Annabelle, 21, and Whitall.

The Daily Telegraph can reveal Whitall was a serial offender who was also claiming a disability pension and who had used 28 aliases to try to avoid the police as he totally ignored the law to drive a car literally each day after being caught.

Whitall had another nine convictions for driving without a licence — four of them in the one month.

Twice in just two days in 1998 he was caught driving without a licence.

He was so well known to police in Ulladulla that they easily recognised him behind the wheel while flag­rantly disregarding the traffic orders against him
In March 2011, they saw him drive past them in a white Holden Commodore and followed him home to Mollymook where he told them: “I wasn’t driving, it was me mum.”

Court documents show how in April 2008, he was convicted of two counts of assaulting a young family member because he was “angry” due to the child “being in trouble” with the police and having to attend Nowra Local Court frequently.

Shane Whitall was before Milton Local Court on Thursday, facing traffic, drug and break-and-enter ­offences.

Police have spoken to witnesses who saw Craig Whitall’s Prado swerving on to the opposite side of the road at least twice before the head-on crash on December 26.

He was driving on P plates just a year after getting his licence back.

But page after page of his criminal record shows the former drug addict was somehow behind the wheel ­despite having racked up over 60 traffic convictions. He had been banned for the whole nine years ­between July 2004 to July 2013.

It still didn’t keep him from ­driving.

In August 2004, he was jailed for nine months for driving while ­disqualified

A year later for the same offence he was jailed for 16 months and ­declared an habitual traffic offender at Nowra Local Court.

Courts can rule someone an­ ­habitual traffic offender if they have been convicted of three or more serious driving offences in the previous five years. It adds an automatic extra five years on to any driving ban.


Police have spoken to witnesses who saw Craig Whitall’s Prado swerving on to the opposite side of the road. Picture: 7 NEWS
Despite the extended ban, he was caught three times in four months in 2011 for driving while disqualified until in July 2011 he was jailed for nine months for the same offence.

His jail sentence was suspended from September after a successful appeal. He was handed another two-year driving ban — and ordered to pay a victim’s compensation levy of $67.

Yet despite all of this, Whitall got his licence back in December 2016.

His appalling record shows he was disqualified from driving for the first time before he even had a ­licence.

In the early ’80s he was caught driving while disqualified and convicted under one of his aliases — Jamie Robert Wilson.

He was caught back behind the wheel just months after that and committed to a juvenile institution until March 30, 1987.


The crash site that claimed the Falkholt Family on the NSW south coast.
On top of all of that, Whitall was also convicted three times of driving while over the alcohol limit, once of driving under the influence of drugs and twice for dangerous driving.

The horrific Boxing Day crash highlighted the shocking 2017 NSW road toll of 392 deaths.

A spokesman for the state’s road minister Melinda Pavey said Whitall’s Habitual Traffic ­Offender declaration had expired at the end of his disqualification period.

The NSW Government shares the concerns of the community following the horror crash on Boxing Day,” the spokesman said.


THE son of the serial traffic ­offender who crashed head-on with the Falkholt family has faced court for a raft of traffic offences — including reckless driving.

Shane Andrew Whitall, 26, had a brief appearance in Milton Local Court on Thursday, a fortnight after his father, Craig, was killed in the horrific collision.


Shane Andrew Whitall outside Milton Courthouse on the NSW south coast.
Police allege that Shane Whitall was dangerously and recklessly driving an uninsured Toyota Camry in Ulladulla one night in September, 2017. At the time he allegedly had an expired licence. And police accuse him of failing to stop at a stop sign on South St in the town.
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Reply #1 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 8:54am
 
Goes on all the time.

Blokes like him & it look like his son should be banned from driving for life early on.

If they continue to offend ...a substantial period in lockup.

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Reply #2 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 9:17am
 

At least he can't harm anyone else now.

Wish we could say the same about his son.

I suspect we'll be hearing a similar story about him in the near future.

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Reply #3 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 9:50am
 
he looks just like his father as well......defiant and full of drugs.... some folks are not worthy of living in the real world  they abuse everything...

imagine  taking a licence off an habitual offender and expecting him./her to abide by it...

seriously...I dont get it....he would drive by the local police station.......jail time didnt stop him... he probably never worked anyway .. so why would it.....

throw away the key...

he has wiped out a whole family....... Angry Angry Angry
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Reply #4 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:50pm
 
Who cares, it is only because this person had a bit part in a popular TV show that this even made the news for so long.

Hundreds of people get killed on our roads every year.  There are tens of thousands of road accidents every year.

No one really cares about road safety.  Cars are not even fitted with mandatory speed limiters. Powerful cars are not even banned.  Shows you how serious roads safety is taken.
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Reply #5 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:53pm
 
hatman92 wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:50pm:
Who cares, it is only because this person had a bit part in a popular TV show that this even made the news for so long.

Hundreds of people get killed on our roads every year.  There are tens of thousands of road accidents every year.

No one really cares about road safety.  Cars are not even fitted with mandatory speed limiters. Powerful cars are not even banned.  Shows you how serious roads safety is taken.


Correct.  Typical schmedia crap.  If it was Miss Very Ordinary-Nobody, no-one would hear of it.
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Reply #6 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:53pm
 
hatman92 wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:50pm:
Who cares, it is only because this person had a bit part in a popular TV show that this even made the news for so long.

Hundreds of people get killed on our roads every year.  There are tens of thousands of road accidents every year.

No one really cares about road safety.  Cars are not even fitted with mandatory speed limiters. Powerful cars are not even banned.  Shows you how serious roads safety is taken.


Normally I'd agree with you, but in this case I think it would still be in the news no matter who was killed or injured.

The guy who killed them is was not your average bad driver.

Hard to believe he was allowed out in public.
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Reply #7 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:56pm
 
greggerypeccary wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:53pm:
hatman92 wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:50pm:
Who cares, it is only because this person had a bit part in a popular TV show that this even made the news for so long.

Hundreds of people get killed on our roads every year.  There are tens of thousands of road accidents every year.

No one really cares about road safety.  Cars are not even fitted with mandatory speed limiters. Powerful cars are not even banned.  Shows you how serious roads safety is taken.


Normally I'd agree with you, but in this case I think it would still be in the news no matter who was killed or injured.

The guy who killed them is was not your average bad driver.

Hard to believe he was allowed out in public.


That bloke was also killed, so ask yourself.  How did the schmedia get all that information concerning his rap sheet.  Maybe from a corrupt  or disgruntled Copper wanting to heap schit on the justice system, do you think?
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Reply #8 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:58pm
 
Aussie wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:56pm:
That bloke was also killed, so ask yourself.  How did the schmedia get all that information concerning his rap sheet.  Maybe from a corrupt  or disgruntled Copper wanting to heap schit on the justice system, do you think?



From the Law List?
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Reply #9 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:08pm
 
lee wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:58pm:
Aussie wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:56pm:
That bloke was also killed, so ask yourself.  How did the schmedia get all that information concerning his rap sheet.  Maybe from a corrupt  or disgruntled Copper wanting to heap schit on the justice system, do you think?



From the Law List?


a 'Law List' is in the major city newspapers daily, listing cases to he heard in which Court that day.
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Reply #10 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:10pm
 
Aussie wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:56pm:
That bloke was also killed ...

The only good thing to come out of this.

Aussie wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:56pm:
How did the schmedia get all that information concerning his rap sheet.  Maybe from a corrupt  or disgruntled Copper ...

That would be my guess.
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Reply #11 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:16pm
 
greggerypeccary wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:10pm:
Aussie wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:56pm:
That bloke was also killed ...

The only good thing to come out of this.

Aussie wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:56pm:
How did the schmedia get all that information concerning his rap sheet.  Maybe from a corrupt  or disgruntled Copper ...

That would be my guess.


It should not happen.  It is at worst corruption, at least official misconduct.
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Reply #12 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:31pm
 
Aussie wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:16pm:
greggerypeccary wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:10pm:
Aussie wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:56pm:
That bloke was also killed ...

The only good thing to come out of this.

Aussie wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:56pm:
How did the schmedia get all that information concerning his rap sheet.  Maybe from a corrupt  or disgruntled Copper ...

That would be my guess.


It should not happen.  It is at worst corruption, at least official misconduct.


Whoever leaked this info to the media needs a medal.

It's the human slime lawyers and nandy pandy judges who help keep guys like this out of prison and the public need to know this info.



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Reply #13 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:34pm
 
Gordon wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:31pm:
Aussie wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:16pm:
greggerypeccary wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:10pm:
Aussie wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:56pm:
That bloke was also killed ...

The only good thing to come out of this.

Aussie wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:56pm:
How did the schmedia get all that information concerning his rap sheet.  Maybe from a corrupt  or disgruntled Copper ...

That would be my guess.


It should not happen.  It is at worst corruption, at least official misconduct.


Whoever leaked this info to the media needs a medal.

It's the human slime lawyers and nandy pandy judges who help keep guys like this out of prison and the public need to know this info.



Okay, now you know.

What are you gonna do?

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Reply #14 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:46pm
 
greggerypeccary wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:34pm:
Gordon wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:31pm:
Aussie wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:16pm:
greggerypeccary wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:10pm:
Aussie wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:56pm:
That bloke was also killed ...

The only good thing to come out of this.

Aussie wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:56pm:
How did the schmedia get all that information concerning his rap sheet.  Maybe from a corrupt  or disgruntled Copper ...

That would be my guess.


It should not happen.  It is at worst corruption, at least official misconduct.


Whoever leaked this info to the media needs a medal.

It's the human slime lawyers and nandy pandy judges who help keep guys like this out of prison and the public need to know this info.



Okay, now you know.

What are you gonna do?



Gordon - what are you going to do with this vital information?

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