A NOTORIOUS WA drink-driver, who previously killed a 10-year-old girl, has been fined almost $2000 and disqualified from driving for six months over two separate incidents.
Mitchell William Donald Walsh, 33, admitted to reckless driving and driving with drugs in his system, and was sentenced in Joondalup Magistrates Court where he appeared via video link from Hakea prison on Friday.
He was fined $1900 for the two offences, banned from driving for six months and ordered to pay court costs and the urinalysis fee.
Walsh has a lengthy record of driving while disqualified and drink-driving, including the crash that killed Jess Meehan in 2003, although he was not found to have caused her death.
He was fined $500 and disqualified from driving for three months in December after being caught drug-driving.
Following the December incident and the new charges, Walsh had his driver’s licence cancelled, which means he will not be able to legally drive even when the suspension ends.
The State Government is reviewing the criteria and process for granting licences and extraordinary licences after periods of disqualification, especially for repeat offenders.