Tim Ellis, the Tasmanian DPP convicted by a Hobart Magistrate of negligent driving in June 2014 has appealed to the Supreme Court of Tasmania.
According to The Examiner he argues several grounds including:
It is reported also that there was no evidence of braking or evasion before the fatal collision which killed Natalia Pearn, the driver of the vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.
The ABC has reported delays to the hearing of the appeal due to extraordinary circumstances such as:
Retired Victorian judge Justice David Harper QC has been appointed acting judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania. The appeal is likely to commence in November this year.
There is no doubt this is a very sad case with potentially tragic consequences for both Ellis and the grieving family and friends of Natalia Pearn. Any further delay is likely to compound the suffering of all concerned.