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Shanghaiceltic BS: Why do some people have a death wish? (55* d) RE: BS: Why do some people have a death wish? 06 Jul 09

This guy seems to be getting near ro be a Darwin Award winner..

Arm, licence lost; Joshua Shelton's still hooning
By Brendan Roberts and Padraic Murphy
Herald Sun
July 07, 2009 07:06am
A YOUNG hoon who lost his arm in a car crash remains unrepentant after he was involved in two hoon-related offences in less than two hours.

Joshua Shelton's arm was amputated this year after he crashed his car at high speed on the Calder Highway in Ravenswood, Victoria.

Less than two months later, while still recovering from the crash, the Bendigo 19-year-old lost his licence after being caught by police doing doughnuts.

On Sunday morning he proved he still hadn't learnt his lesson when he came under police attention twice in 90 minutes for his involvement in separate hoon-related activities.

Mr Shelton claims he is being victimised by police and denied he was placing himself in further danger, the Herald Sun reports.

"We weren't doing any harm, I've got to live with this for the rest of my life," he said.

"The cops have put a target on my head, I would sue but I haven't got a leg to stand on."

>>SC: And I thought he had only lost an arm...

Mr Shelton's most recent run-in with police was at 2.30am on Sunday when he was a passenger in his own late-model Holden Calais.

The driver of the car, a 19-year-old friend, was pulled over by police after he was caught doing burnouts in Bendigo East.

A second car carrying several of Mr Shelton's mates was also impounded under anti-hoon laws.

Just 90 minutes later Mr Shelton was the passenger in another vehicle caught performing burnouts.

Again, the car was seized and impounded.

Bendigo traffic Sgt Peter Beaman said he was shocked by Mr Shelton's repeated behaviour.

The senior traffic management unit officer said: "Apart from dying, he has experienced one of the worst possible outcomes from a road accident.

"That's what makes it even more baffling, he has first hand knowledge of what the possible outcomes can be.
"I'm at a loss to explain what they were thinking. It's typical of what young people today think, they seem to live for the moment.
"I just don't understand that, they don't seem to understand the seriousness of it."

Mr Shelton's mother, Ruth Gray, said her son deserved a second chance.
"He's had massive health problems," she said.
"People don't understand what he's been through with his health . . . he gets very frustrated."

>>SC: Like driving one armed ;-)

It is believed Mr Shelton's car was bought with the proceeds of a TAC payout stemming from the road crash that caused his arm to be amputated.

>>SC: So you can hoon and get compensation :-O

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