Learning to walk before jail term

BRETT Campbell Jones has delayed facing a disqualified driving charge for several months so he could undergo an operation to have his right leg amputated.

This week he had his case adjourned again so he could have a new leg fitted.

Jones appeared in the Maryborough Magistrates Court in a wheelchair yesterday.

Anticipating a term of imprisonment once convicted, Jones asked for more time so he could have a prosthetic leg fitted and learn how to walk on it.

Defence lawyer Jim Fairlie said his client did not want to go into prison one-legged because he would not be able to defend himself from another inmate against whom Jones gave evidence in a separate court case.

Magistrate John Smith granted a final adjournment and set the case for May 4.



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