A man whose persistent drug addicted behaviour resulted in receipt of a 21 month jail sentence in the Supreme Court had another twelve months added to his sentence on Monday.
Codie Ken Fazackerley, 29, was the disqualified driver of a stolen utility when he ran a red light and crashed into a 4WD at the corner of Tamar and Cimitiere streets in July.
He pleaded guilty in the Launceston Magistrates Court to driving behaviour which culminated in a four-wheel-drive crashing into the computer business PCZ4U.
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In November Fazackerley was sentenced in the Supreme Court in Launceston to a year and nine months jail for robbery after stealing an Australia Post motorbike and parcels from a postie in October 2019.
In relation to the July 2020 offending the Magistrates Court heard last week that Fazackerley entered business premises in Forster Street, Invermay, and stole a Holden Colorado which had keys in the ignition. About 2.30pm the vehicle was seen travelling east along Vermont Road by police who attempted to intercept.
Fazackerly accelerated and overtook cars on the incorrect side of the road before crashing into the back of a Mazda. He failed to remain on the scene of the Vermont Road crash and continued driving toward the city centre. The CBD crash occurred shortly after when the stolen vehicle went through a red light.
Fazackerly was on a Drug Treatment Order, an alternative to an actual nine month jail sentence, at the time.
Magistrate Sharon Cure activated the nine month sentence after cancelling the DTO and imposed a further four months jail for aggravated evasion of police and two counts of reckless driving and a months jail for disobeying a red traffic light, refusing to submit to taking of a blood sample and driving while disqualified.
She ordered that two months of the aggravated evade sentence be served concurrently with the existing Supreme Court sentence.
Defence counsel Mark Doyle said Fazackerley was eligible for parole in February 2021 in relation to the recent Supreme Court sentence.
Ms Cure imposed a further six month non parole period.
"You won't be eligible for parole until next winter," she said.