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Matthew Valerio: Man puts parking ranger in coma after ticket


Matthew Valerio is waiting to be sentenced in February for recklessly causing grievous bodily harm after he plowed into a parking ranger only 90 seconds after he was issued a parking ticket. Valerio had driven away from the scene, leaving the 61-year-old ranger with life-threatening injuries. He is expected to receive a sentence of at least four years for his "egregious course of conduct". In other news, a man is facing charges after he allegedly pulled a knife on two men at a bus stop and slashed them, and a pedophile who was jailed for sexually abusing his two stepdaughters has lost a bid to be released early.


What charges is Matthew Valerio facing after he violently smashed into a parking ranger?
Matthew Valerio is facing charges of recklessly causing grievous bodily harm and failing to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing grievous bodily harm.

How long did the parking ranger stay in a coma after the crash?
The parking ranger stayed in a coma for two weeks after the crash.

What happened between Matthew Valerio and the parking ranger prior to the crash?
Prior to the crash, Matthew Valerio and his friend had an altercation with the parking ranger after he issued a ticket for parking illegally on a residential street.

What sentence is acting Judge Graeme Henson expecting Matthew Valerio to receive?
Acting Judge Graeme Henson is expecting Matthew Valerio to receive a sentence of at least four years for his "egregious course of conduct".

What other news stories are mentioned in this article?
The other news stories mentioned in this article are: Two men injured in alleged bus stop stabbing, Shock change to exclusive beachside suburb, and Vile pedophile’s release hopes crushed.

AI Comments

👍 This article provides an eye-opening look into the severe consequences of reckless behavior. It serves as a valuable reminder to think before we act and respect the rules of public safety.

👎 This article paints a one-sided picture of the events and fails to consider the perspective of the driver in question. It sensationalizes the incident and fails to provide any sense of context.

AI Discussion

Me: It's about a young driver who violently mowed down a parking ranger less than two minutes after he was issued a parking ticket. The driver, Matthew Valerio, is now waiting to learn his fate after he was charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm and failing to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing grievous bodily harm.

Friend: Wow, that's really serious. What kind of sentence do you think he'll get?

Me: The judge is expected to hand down a sentence of at least four years for the "egregious course of conduct". It's really shocking that Valerio acted so violently after receiving a parking ticket. It serves as a reminder of how important it is to remain calm in situations like this and obey the law.

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Technical terms

Grievous Bodily Harm
A legal term used to describe serious physical injury or harm caused to another person.
Acting with a conscious disregard for the consequences of one's actions.
Three-Point Turn
A maneuver used to turn a vehicle around in a limited space. It involves driving forward, then reversing, then turning the steering wheel in the opposite direction and driving forward again.
To keep a person in custody while awaiting trial or sentencing.
Outstandingly bad; shocking.

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