Adelaide Trucking Boss Loses Appeal to Have Sentence Amended after Driver Death

The Court of Criminal Appeal has dismissed an application by an Adelaide truck company boss to have his sentence reduced over the death of a driver in a crash in 2014.

The operator was found guilty of manslaughter after it was discovered that he failed to repair the faulty brakes of the truck which resulted in the vehicle slamming into a pole, killing the 45 year old driver.

The operator was sentenced to 10 years and six months in prison, with a non-parole period of more than 7 years.

He argued that the sentence was unfair and did not take into account his poor physical and mental health.His application was dismissed, with 3 judges agreeing the sentence was fair given the consequences.