- A notorious Perth drink-driver will once again face court on drug driving charges
- Mitchell William Donald Walsh has seven drink-driving convictions to his name
- The 33-year-old escaped jail after he hit and killed school girl Jess Meehan, 10
A notorious drink-driver who is no stranger to a court room has been charged with drug driving, almost 15 years after he killed a 10-year-old Perth school girl.
With seven drink-driving convictions already to his name, Mitchell William Donald Walsh was allegedly caught driving under the influence of illicit drugs.
The 33-year-old was three times over the legal blood alcohol limit when he struck and killed school girl Jess Meehan in 2003 while she was riding her bike.
Notorious drink-driver Mitchell William Donald Walsh (pictured) has been charged with drug driving, almost 15 years after he hit and killed a 10-year-old Perth school girl
The 33-year-old was three times over the legal blood alcohol limit when he killed school girl Jess Meehan (pictured) in 2003 while she was riding her bike and escaped jail
However, Walsh, who was 19-years-old at the time, escaped jail when it was decided he was unable to avoid her, according to Nine News.
Jess’ Law was later passed in Parliament which means anyone involved in a fatal crash with a blood alcohol reading higher than 0.15 is instantly charged with dangerous driving causing death.
Now the father faces the prospect of a $500 fine and loss of three demerit points if he is found guilty for drug driving offences, according to The West.
Despite Walsh’s shocking driving record, it is believed a drug driving conviction wouldn’t immediately revoke his drivers license.
Now the father (pictured) faces the prospect of a $500 fine and loss of three demerit points if he is found guilty for drug driving offences, but won’t automatically have his license revoked
Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts told the publication the 33-year-old did not deserve ‘the privilege of driving on our roads’.
The serial driving pest was jailed three years ago for his eighth conviction for suspended driving.
Walsh is expected to face a Western Australian court later this month.