Mudgee man jailed for offenses committed on suspended sentence

A man charged with several new offences – including a police pursuit, drug possession and indecent exposure in public – while serving a suspended prison sentence, was jailed when he appeared in Mudgee Local Court.

Corey Wright, aged 27, of Cohen Street, Mudgee, was sentenced to two years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 14 months and disqualified for five years.

Police attempted to stop him for a breath test while he was driving along Nicholson Street, Mudgee, at about 4.40am on June 19, when he sped off after they activated their lights.

Wright turned into Kauri Lane and drove at over 70km/h along the dirt surface before losing control and hitting a tree. He left the car and attempted to flee on foot but was soon apprehended.

He was searched and found to be in possession of methamphetamine, which he claimed was “enough for a few cones”. A check of his licence revealed he was disqualified until 2036.

At about 2.30am on May 4, Wright was passenger in a vehicle which was stopped by police, who noticed he was concealing something in his hand.

It was 1.16g of cannabis that he told officers he was “going to smoke to celebrate finishing my parole”.

Then about 4.35pm on March 16, Wright was again a passenger in a vehicle that police stopped for an unrelated matter involving the driver.

He was asked to get out of the car and he responded “what, do you want to search me of something?” Before dropping his shorts – the only thing he was wearing – and claimed he had “nothing to hide”.

Wright was also yelling and swearing at officers in the residential street, when people were present.

He was serving a suspended jail sentence – imposed in January 2016 – at the time of the new offences.

Magistrate Clare Farnan said Wright “is a relatively young man who seems hellbent on spending his adult life in prison.

She also urged him to observe inmates who are 20 years older than him and said, “Mr Wright you can do better than this, it’s a sad and sorry tale”.