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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

11th May, 1929 : Jailing drunken drivers without the option of a fine is expected to be discussed in the Victorian Parliament when motor legislation is submitted in the coming session. The Chief Secretary, Mr Argyle, said he had not yet considered an amendment to deal so drastically with drunken drivers, but Members of Parliament would have the opportunity to discuss it. Mr Argyle said courts had sufficient power to punish such drivers if magistrates could agree on the punishment.

[If parliamentarians could get an exemption from such a law, we would had it long time ago]

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