THE government is still considering how the court system should deal with the state's top prosecutor facing a charge of causing death by negligent driving.
Director of Public Prosecutions Tim Ellis was charged last week with causing the death of a West Launceston woman in a car crash on the Midland Highway in March.
Mr Ellis, 58, and his wife Anita Smith were driving to Hobart when their car was involved in a head-on collision with Natalia Pearn's hatchback.
Despite no decision being made on whether to engage an interstate magistrate for the case, Mr Ellis is due to appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court on October 1.
At the moment Mr Ellis's first appearance is listed before Tasmania's Chief Magistrate Michael Hill.
"Consideration is being given to how the court will appropriately deal with the case," a government spokesman said yesterday.
In the months leading up to Mr Ellis being charged, Attorney-General Brian Wightman appointed several people from interstate to handle aspects of the investigation.
This included NSW deputy DPP John Pickering, SC, to assist the police investigation and Victorian judge Ian Gray to run a coronial inquiry into Ms Pearn's death.
Causing death by negligent driving carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $1300 fine for a first offence.