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Jarod McPhersonMcPherson Meatcart Products17 Darra RoadWellington NSW 2820
20 October 2013
To the Presiding MagistrateWellington Local Court
RE: Character reference for James Kemp
My name is Jarod McPherson and I am the owner of McPherson Meatcart Products.
I am aware that James Kemp has been charged with low range drink driving and that he is pleading guilty to this offence.
James has been employed as a driver for my business for just over 4 years. He transports meat products to the local butchers in Wellington and to other local towns, including Dubbo and Gulgong. He is a hard worker and a valued member of my team. James is a responsible person and he always turns up to work on time.
If James is disqualified from holding a drivers licence he will not be able to work as a driver for my business. I run a small business and there is no capacity to employ James in another section during his disqualification period. As a result I would have to terminate James' employment.
When James approached me to write this character reference I did not hesitate. I have never seen James drink and drive.
If you would like me to confirm any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0488 555 333.
Jarod McPhersonMcPherson Meatcart ProductsWellington