Man awaits sen­tenc­ing

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Times News - De­clan Bush

A Mar­garet River man who crashed a car while driv­ing un­der sus­pen­sion will be sen­tenced next month.

On Mon­day, Mar­garet River Mag­is­trate’s Court was told Dwight Mathew Van Winger­den was driv­ing west on Rosa Brook Road on De­cem­ber 23 when he took a cor­ner at speed and crashed his Holden sedan into a drain.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Greg Ward said the car flew through the air and landed on its roof 15m away.

Sgt Ward said Van Winger­den es­caped the crashed car through a rear win­dow and suf­fered “heavy cuts and grazes and mi­nor con­cus- sion”. He said Van Winger­den had a blood-al­co­hol read­ing of .089 and his li­cence had been sus­pended since De­cem­ber 1. Van Winger­den en­tered an en­dorsed plea of guilty and did not ap­pear in court.

Mag­is­trate Evan Shack­le­ton is­sued a sum­mons for Van Winger­den to ap­pear for sen­tenc­ing on Fe­bru­ary 20.

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