28 Sep 2012

Sentence 'adequate' for banker who broke man's legs

2:54 pm on 28 September 2012

The Solicitor-General's office will not appeal against the sentence given to an Auckland investment banker who ran over a man and broke his legs.

Guy Hallwright was found guilty in June this year of injuring another driver in the suburb of Mt Eden last year.

Hallwright was sentenced to 250 hours of community service, banned from driving for 18 months and ordered to pay the victim $20,000.

The Auckland Council for Civil Liberties wrote a letter to the Solicitor-General asking for a review of the sentence, saying the severity of the injuries warrant a tougher penalty.

A spokesperson for the Solicitor-General's office said on Friday the lawyer who reviewed the case found the sentence to be adequate.