Witch 'declines' jail term

2011-06-23 15:01
Melbourne - A self-proclaimed Australian witch who claimed she was beyond earthly laws before dragging a policeman hundreds of metres with her car was sentenced to jail on Thursday but "declined" her term.

Journalist-turned-witch Eilish De'Avalon pleaded guilty to recklessly causing serious injury to Senior Constable Andrew Logan, who was hauled almost 200m along the road after he pulled her over.

"Your laws and penalties don't apply to me. I'm not accepting them, I'm sorry, I must go, thank you," De'Avalon said, before speeding off with the officer's arm pinned inside her door.

He only managed to free himself when she slowed in traffic by grabbing the keys and pulling them from the ignition, and suffered a torn chest muscle and injuries to his arm and shoulder.

When she was jailed for two months by Victorian County Court judge Geoffrey Chettle, De'Avalon said: "I decline your offer, Your Honour."

"You decline my offer? I'm sorry, it's not negotiable," he fired back.

Read more on:    australia
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
8 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
 

US biker deaths down: What's the secret?

Motorcycle deaths are on track to decline for a second year in the US thanks to a so far - on bikes - little-used road safety accessory.

 

Stay safe

US biker deaths down: What's the secret?
Pro's and con's of accredited driver-training
Juvenile pillion riders? Play safe...
Need a family ride? SA's top Mommy Cars
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You can be quite an extrovert today as you have the desire to mingle and connect with the crowd. Sometimes it is easier for you to...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.