Thoughts on The Law by Cam
Here are the facts:
A Kambalda man has come to the aid of police just hours after being sentenced in court.
Lee McCrae had only just arrived home from Kambalda Magistrate’s Court when he received a distress call from the local police station.
It seemed when the visiting prosecutor was leaving the police station he almost stepped on an angry looking snake.
Kambalda police Sergeant Mike Holden knew just the man to deal with the situation, Mr McCrea.
But there was a problem.
Mr McCrea, a licensed snake handler, had just lost his driver’s licence in court and needed the police to come and pick him up.
After arriving back at the station he quickly dealt with the highly dangerous yellow-faced whip snake and sent it back to the wild.
– Snakes Alive, Kalgoorlie Miner, 2/10/09
It seems Mr. McCrea may have missed a golden opportunity to get his license back.
This case certainly reminds me of another, and I’m sure that if McCrea had called upon the precedent of New York v. Venkman, Stantz, Spengler & Zeddemore (1989) he would have gotten a favourable result.