Top cop’s son ’given no favours’ in court


Jacob Fuller appeared at Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court today. The 20-year-old is the son of New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller.

Wearing a black shirt and grey pants, Fuller faced Deputy Chief Magistrate Michael Allen to be sentenced. He was represented by high profile lawyer Sam Macedone.

Speaking through his lawyer, Fuller said: “I did the wrong thing, I’ll wear what I have to wear.”

Mr Macedone said his client’s punishment was “very reasonable” but he, “wasn’t given any favours” despite his well-known family.

Jacob Fuller (left) leaves the Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney with lawyer Sam Macedone. Picture: Joel Carrett/AAPSource:AAP

Jacob is the son of NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller. Picture: Jane Dempster.

Jacob is the son of NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller. Picture: Jane Dempster.Source:News Corp Australia

In the early hours of September 8, Fuller was pulled over in the Subaru he was driving and breath-tested on the A1 Princes Highway near Waterfall, south of Sydney.

Just before 3am, he blew a blood alcohol reading of 0.031. While drivers are allowed to blow 0.05, P-platers cannot have any alcohol in their system while behind the wheel.

Officers checked Fuller’s licence and found it was both provisional and had a demerit points suspension.

He pleaded guilty last month to both charges including special-range drink-driving and drive on road while licence suspended.

Fuller was one of 260 drivers caught drink-driving during Operation Nabbed, which was a road safety blitz across Sydney during that particular weekend.

Magistrate Allen said the offence was “unremarkable”.

“You’re a young man that has had to put up with more than most men at this stage of your life,” he said in reference to caring duties he has performed for a number of ill family members.

He was convicted of one count of drive motor while licence suspended and one of special category driver with special range proscribed alcohol concentration.

Fuller was fined a total of $880 and will not be able to drive for four months until March 7, 2020.



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