Court: Brisbane Magistrates Court
Solicitor: Erin Mitchell
Date: January 2018
Our client was charged with driving without due care and attention. He was driving along the beach and when looking in his rear view mirror to check where the other vehicles he was travelling with were behind him, he veered off course and crashed into a parked vehicle. Both motor vehicles were written off as a result of the collision.
We encouraged our client to complete the QTOP course prior to finalising his matter. Given the offence involved driving, the Court had the power to disqualify his drivers licence for a period of time as a result of the offence. Our client was a tradie and that would have a significant impact on his ability to remain employed.
Ms Mitchell made submissions to the court noting that it was a case of momentary inattention and the significant costs our client had already suffered as a result of having to pay for the damage to both vehicles and towing costs. The Court ultimately imposed a $500 fine and did not disqualify our client’s licence.
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