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The Northern Territory news Wed 28 Apr 2021

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Wed 28 Apr 2021

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2021-04-28

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Corp Australia

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/836559

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/836854

Page content

02 NEWS WEDNESDAY APRIL 28 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 General inquiries: 8944 9900 Classifieds: 13 11 13 Business advertising: 1300 857 202 Circulation: 1800 639 700 Online: www.ntnews.com.au Editorial email: news@ntnews.com.au Other inquiries: online@ntnews.com.au Wicking...........................33 Your say ......................... 32 Super snaps ................... 32 World .............................. 14 Business Review ............15 Shares ............................ 29 Television ....................... 31 Comics.............................31 Sudoku...........................34 Horoscopes ................... 34 Trades and Services......35 Weather .........................47 Sports update...............40 Racing.............................23In si de IndexContactsSubscribe today To see our NT News subscription offers, point your phones camera at this QR code or visit ntnews.com.au/ subscribe Oz Lotto 16 34 33 36 24 6 11 Tuesday 27-04-21 Draw No 1419 SUPPS 13 22 The NT News has taken all possible care but cannot accept responsibility for any errors, whether due to equipment fault, staff handling or any other cause. Teen drug-driver jailed Stephanie Shoben-Franklin A TEENAGE drug-driver who was looking at his mobile phone when he veered into oncoming traffic and caused the crash that killed 24-yearold Stephanie Shoben-Franklin last year will spend seven months behind bars. The now 18-year-old, who cannot be named under NT law, pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court to dangerous driving causing death after crashing head on into Ms Shoben-Franklins car on October 17. The court heard the teenager had been smoking cannabis that morning and was distracted by changing a song on his phone at the time of the crash, which happened 10 days before his 18th birthday. In an emotional victim impact statement, Ms ShobenFranklins mother Sachiko Shoben described being on the phone to her daughter the moment her whole world fell apart. I heard your car crash into her car, she said. I relive hearing that crash daily. Ms Shoben said her son then drove her to the scene of the crash where a bystander stopped her from approaching the car. I was not allowed to hold my baby girls hand while she passed away, she said. You destroyed my world. In calling for the court to impose the maximum pen alty, Ms Shoben said her daughter had dreamt of becoming a paramedic before her life was cut short. Stephanie was the kindest, funniest and most intelligent person I ever met, she was the light of my life, she said. She would still be alive today if you had been watching the road instead of looking at your phone. No text message or music change is more important than someone elses life. The teens lawyer Nicola MacCarron said her client was extremely sorry and extremely remorseful for what happened and reluctant for her to make submissions to the court on his behalf. He acknowledges and in his own words says that sorry doesnt fix anything, nothing I can say will make it better, she said. He feels that in my saying things about him, the family of the victim will think that hes trying to make him self out to be a victim himself and hes not. He takes full responsibility for what happened, he acknowledges that it was entirely his own wrongdoing and hes not trying to shift any blame, nor is he trying to make anyone feel sorry for him. In setting a head sentence of three years in jail, Justice Peter Barr said while he was still a youth at the time of the crash and had a clean record, his driving was objectively very dangerous. Once a young person obtains a driving licence he or she has adult responsibilities and has a very high duty of care to other drivers, indeed to all road users, he said. JASON WALLS Breach fine for WA man RAPHAELLA SAROUKOS A WESTERN Australian man has been fined $5000 for entering the Territory without submitting a border form. The 64-year-old entered the NT via the South Australian border without submitting an online border entry form. He arrived at the Yulara campground where staff found he had been in a hot spot area within the past 14 days. Staff then contacted police. Acting Commander Sachin Sharma said the man was given a $5056 fine and sent to the Alice Springs quarantine facility. There is no excuse for this. Weve been living in a COVID world for over a year now and we all know there are new rules we need to follow, he said. THE 2 GRAN COUP. The new BMW 2 Gran Coup has arrived at Darwin BMW. Its sleek design, spacious interior and bold personality will turn heads. Yet you dont always need a reason to love something. Sometimes its just Because. The 2 Gran Coup. Because. Visit Darwin BMW to find out more. 364 Stuart Highway, Winnellie | 8946 4444 | darwinbmw.com.au | LMVD 1015 I'


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