The Courier-Mail

Tourist sentenced to four years’ jail for double death

Sandilands unpunished for calling Joyce names


A HONG Kong tourist had been licensed to drive for less than two months when she drove on the wrong side of the road and killed two men in an oncoming car in central Queensland, a court has heard.

Pui Shan Rachel Wong, 31, was yesterday sentenced to four years’ jail, suspended after 15 months, for dangerousl­y operating a vehicle causing death on Childers Rd, at Bundaberg, on August 21 last year.

The District Court in Brisbane heard Wong was issued with an internatio­nal driving permit on June 9 last year, two months after obtaining her drivers licence in Hong Kong.

She was on a working holiday when she caused the collision that killed Mark Smith and Stephen Maher.

Wong drove on the wrong side of the road as she tried to overtake two vehicles, while approachin­g the crest of a hill.

She has served 372 days in prison so will be released, and likely deported, after spending three months behind bars. BARNABY Joyce has bit back after the media watchdog chose not to reprimand mand radio host Kyle Sandi- lands for verbally abusing the federal Agricultur­e Minis- ter during an on- air stoush.

The heated d segment in May on KIIS FM related to actor Johnny Depp’s dogs Pistol and Boo being smuggled into Australia.

After investigat­ing a com- plaint from Mr Joyce, the Australian Communicat­ions and M Media Authority ruled in this c case listeners of th the Kyle & Jackie O p program would u understand the offe fending word “w “wanker” was used in the “Australian v vernacular”.

Mr Joyce was critical of th the decision, saying: “Apparently you can now say what you like, when you like, to whomever you like.”

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