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Repeat drink driver sentenced over fatal crash

The family of a nine-year-old boy killed by a drunk driver on the Central Coast, says it’s disappointed at the sentence handed to the woman responsible.

Kristie Merrett, from the mid north coast, was today jailed for at least three and a half years… the court hearing it wasn’t her first drink-driving offence.

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Tyson Cottrill

Tyson Cottrill is a senior reporter and newsreader for Nine NBN News, based in Newcastle. As the Chief Court Reporter, Tyson has covered some of the biggest court cases from across the Hunter and northern New South Wales. Tyson started with the Nine Network in 2007 and has worked in newsrooms in Sydney, the Gold Coast, and Brisbane. A proud Novocastrian, Tyson has spent the majority of his journalism career reporting on the stories that matter in his hometown. Tyson has a Bachelor of Communications from Charles Sturt University.

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