PRO­BA­TION FOR CRASH

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Ma­reeba man, Wil­liam Chin Fat pleaded guilty to two charges in court on Mon­day af­ter po­lice found him sit­ting in a ve­hi­cle af­ter it had crashed into some­one’s front yard. When asked by po­lice at the scene what hap­pened he said that a man named Steve had been driv­ing at the time of the ac­ci­dent. When asked what Steve looked like Chin Fat said just like him. As he ex­ited the ve­hi­cle the 49-year-old was seen stum­bling and was slur­ring his words while talk­ing to po­lice. Chin Fat was charged with one count of drink driv­ing and driv­ing with a dis­qual­i­fied licence. Mag­is­trate Tom Braes said Chin Fat had a dread­ful driv­ing his­tory and that he should give up the thought of driv­ing ever again. He was given five months jail for drink driv­ing and nine months for driv­ing while on a dis­qual­i­fied licence. He is now dis­qual­i­fied from hold­ing a licence un­til 2019. Chin Fat was given an or­der of pa­role re­lease and will spend no time in jail. How­ever, if he is to com­mit­tee an of­fence in the next nine months he will be sent to jail.

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