Meth addict who killed three people on the road in two years and was banned from driving for life pleads for his licence back because ‘skateboarding is too hard’
- Ex-ice addict who killed three people in two crashes begged for his licence back
- Kyle Sheldon was disqualified for life on the roads after 2009 and 2011 incidents
- He has pleaded for court to overturn ban saying it is difficult to get to work
A recovering meth addict who killed three people in two car crashes has begged for his licence back after he was banned from driving for life.
Gold Coast man Kyle John Sheldon, 34, killed motorcyclist Peter McGregor after veering onto the wrong side of the road while drunk in 2009.
He later robbed an IGA supermarket and crashed a Volkswagen Golf into a parked truck, killing his two best mates Zachary De Palma and Jeremy Booth in 2011.
Sheldon was jailed for 14 years for the two crashes before he was paroled in November 2017.
The 34-year-old submitted an application to the District Court requesting to overturn a decision to disqualify him from driving for life.
An ex-ice addict (pictured, Kyle Sheldon) who killed three people in two separate car crashes has begged for his licence back after he was banned from driving for life
Gold Coast man Kyle John Sheldon, 34, killed motorcyclist Peter McGregor (pictured) after driving drunk and veering onto the wrong side of the road in 2009
He made the plea despite admitting he was busted for steroids and cocaine since his release and was a ‘serious’ meth addict, the Courier Mail reported.
Sheldon said in the application he landed a job at a Brisbane formwork company after he was released from jail.
He was forced to ride a bike or skateboard, catch a train or taxi, and rely on his friends and family to transport him to work.
Sheldon said he started his own business but his lack of independence had begun to take a toll on his wife who had to drive him to his clients.
‘The reality of the situation is that I require my licence so I can attend pest-control jobs and meet with future and potential clients,’ he said.
‘I will not be able to build this business and provide for my family in the event I am unable to drive.’
He later robbed an IGA supermarket and crashed a Volkswagen Golf into a parked B-double truck killing his two best mates Zachary De Palma and Jeremy Booth (pictured) in 2011
Sheldon was jailed for 14 years for the two crashes before he was paroled in November 2017 (pictured, wreckage of the Volkswagen Golf in 2011)
Sheldon admitted he had been busted for steroids and cocaine since he was released from jail but claimed he had a plan in place to avoid relapsing.
‘The fact that my actions on the roads led to the loss of three lives is not lost on me; I think about what I have done every day,’ he said.
‘Now that I have a family of my own, the tragedy of losing a loved one is even more apparent to me.’
Sheldon said he was seeing a psychologist and visiting the gym with his wife and brother that was distracting him from relapsing.
His case has been set for a hearing in October.