Man bailed over Port Augusta fatal crash

Lynn Imbier

Dicky Press and Naomi Braden were killed in a crash at Port Augusta.

Mathew John Thomas is billed with two counts of creating death by perilous driving around the incident earlier this thirty day period which claimed the life of Stephen “Dicky” Push, 50, and Naomi Braden, forty four.

They died immediately after staying hit by a car as they walked along Caroona Rd, at two.20am.

Thomas was granted bail by a justice of the peace but prosecutors took the circumstance to the Supreme Court on Monday, looking for to have the final decision overturned.

They argued that the offences were too really serious and raised considerations for the basic safety of the accused and his family ought to he be returned to the regional neighborhood.

The court was also explained to the funerals for Mr Push and Ms Braden were to be held on Tuesday.

Defence counsel Craig Caldicott asked for Thomas’ launch on house detention to be upheld and Justice Trish Kelly agreed, stating in her opinion the presumption in favour of bail staying granted had not been overturned.

Having said that, she ordered that the accused not be introduced until eventually Wednesday at 9am, to make sure he would not return to the town when the funerals were staying held.

Justice Kelly claimed she could recognize the considerations the Crown held for his family.

“But I have wonderful faith in the sense and sensitivity of the Port Augusta neighborhood,” she claimed.

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