Gold Coast man who killed three people in two crashes asks to get his license back

Meth addict who killed three people on the road in two years and was banned from driving for life pleads to get his license back because ‘skateboarding is too hard’

  • A former ice cream addict who killed three people in two crashes has begged to get his license back
  • Kyle Sheldon was disqualified for life on the roads after the 2009 and 2011 incidents
  • He pleaded for the court to overturn the ban saying it is difficult to get to work

A recovering drug addict who killed three people in two car crashes has claimed his license after being banned from driving for life.

Gold Coast man Kyle John Sheldon, 34, killed motorcyclist Peter McGregor after he veered onto the wrong side of the road while drunk in 2009.

He later robbed an IGA supermarket and crashed a Volkswagen Golf into a parked truck, killing his two best friends Zachary De Palma and Jeremy Booth in 2011.

Sheldon was jailed for 14 years for the two crashes before being released on parole in November 2017.

The 34-year-old filed a motion with the district court seeking the reversal of a decision barring him from driving for life.

A former ice cream addict (pictured, Kyle Sheldon) who killed three people in two separate car crashes has begged to get his license back after being banned from driving for life

Gold Coast man Kyle John Sheldon, 34, killed motorcyclist Peter McGregor (pictured) after he drove drunk and veered onto the wrong side of the road in 2009

Gold Coast man Kyle John Sheldon, 34, killed motorcyclist Peter McGregor (pictured) after he drove drunk and veered onto the wrong side of the road in 2009

He pleaded despite having been arrested for steroids and cocaine since his release and being a ‘serious’ methamphetamine addict, the Courier Mail reported.

Sheldon said in his application that he got a job with a formwork company in Brisbane after his release from prison.

He was forced to ride a bike or skateboard, take a train or a taxi, and rely on friends and family to transport him to work.

Sheldon said he started his own business, but his lack of independence began to weigh on his wife who had to drive him to clients.

“The reality of the situation is that I need my license to be able to attend pest control work and meet future and potential customers,” he said.

“I won’t be able to start this business and support my family if I can’t drive.”

He later robbed an IGA supermarket and crashed a Volkswagen Golf into a parked B-double truck, killing his two best friends Zachary De Palma and Jeremy Booth (pictured) in 2011

He later robbed an IGA supermarket and crashed a Volkswagen Golf into a parked B-double truck, killing his two best friends Zachary De Palma and Jeremy Booth (pictured) in 2011

Sheldon was jailed for 14 years for the two crashes before being paroled in November 2017 (pictured, Volkswagen Golf wreck in 2011)

Sheldon was jailed for 14 years for the two crashes before being paroled in November 2017 (pictured, Volkswagen Golf wreck in 2011)

Sheldon admitted he had been arrested for steroids and cocaine since his release from prison, but claimed he had a plan in place to avoid relapsing.

“The fact that my actions on the roads resulted in the death of three lives does not escape me; I think about what I did every day,” he said.

“Now that I have my own family, the tragedy of losing a loved one is even more apparent to me.”

Sheldon said he was seeing a psychologist and visiting the gym with his wife and brother, which distracted him from the relapse.

His case has been set for a hearing in October.

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