Hit-and-run drug-driver who severely injured cyclist wants jail term reduced

Australian cyclist Christian Ashby was left with life-changing injuries after being hit by Rebekah Stewart, who was driving on the wrong side of the road and under the influence of drugs

Police tape (Getty)

An Australian driver who admitted to having taken drugs before hitting a cyclist, leaving the scene and then trying to conceal the incident is attempting to have her sentence reduced.

Lawyer Richard Edney representing Rebekah Stewart of Victoria wants to see her jail term reduced, saying that her six-year sentence is 'manifestly excessive' and is 'more a sentence where someone has died'.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.