Two charged on Skye’s law

DRINK-drivers have been charged under Skye's law after two separate police chases in the Clarence Valley over the weekend.

The first happened just before midnight on Friday, when a 20-year-old man was seen driving from the Grafton Bridge without his headlights on.

After a short pursuit through South Grafton the man was arrested and charged with high-range drink-driving and Skye's Law offences.

The law was enacted in 2009 after 19-month-old Skye Sassine was killed when a robber crashed into the car she was travelling in during a police pursuit in Sydney.

A woman will also appear in court next month, after police attempted to stop her speeding early on Saturday morning.

The driver allegedly failed to stop and continued to exceed the speed limit.

According to police, the woman had never held a licence and was charged under Skye's Law, unlicensed driving (second offence), and novice-range drink-driving.

Skye's law carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison. There is also a mandatory disqualification from driving for up to three years.



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