Thursday, 17 July 2008

Speed-camera attacker loses appeal

A man who attacked a speed camera operator's car in Melbourne's north last year has lost his appeal over a nine month jail term.

36-year-old Roger Kanjir was driving while disqualified, when a speed camera clocked him at 142 kilometres per hour, in a 100 zone at Mickleham.

Kanjir attacked the speed camera operator's car with a wheel brace.

He also threatened to kill the camera operator and his family.

Kanjir today appealed against his sentence of nine months jail, for this and other offences.

County Court Judge Christine Thornton upheld his original sentence, but ordered that parts could be served concurrently, reducing the total sentence to eight months.

She also ordered him to pay more than $30,000 in damages.

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