Driving Offences – Fine Without Conviction
Our client had fallen asleep while drink driving (he later recorded a blood alcohol concentration of 0.108) and hadn’t seen roadwork signs on the road ahead. He had driven straight through the signs, forcing a worker to jump out of the way to avoid being hit before colliding into one of the work vehicles.
He was charged with:
We acted on the client’s behalf at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court.
More serious charges could have been laid by police but the client ended up pleading guilty to dangerous driving and drink driving. The client had himself suffered serious injuries in the accident and medical reports were tendered in mitigation. The client also had a good previous driving history.
Following submissions, the court imposed a fine without conviction and only disqualified the client from driving for two months more than the mandatory minimum.
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