Death driver’s bail trip to Bali
A MAN who was allegedly on drugs when he crashed his car, killing his 29- year- old girlfriend, has had his bail conditions relaxed so he can travel to Bali.
Mitchell Patrick Moore, 47, was driving a four- wheel- drive vehicle on Herveys Range Rd on September 8, 2014, when he crashed into a traffic sign, killing his girlfriend.
His solicitor Ross Malcomson appeared on his behalf in Townsville Magistrates Court yesterday.
He applied to have Moore’s bail conditions temporarily varied to allow him to travel to Bali from July 12- 21.
“He is seeking to travel to Bali for 10 days,” Mr Malcomson said.
He said his client would report to a police station in Victoria on July 22 to confirm he was back in the country before returning to Queensland.
Mr Malcomson said his client had previously travelled to Phuket, Thailand, while on bail and reported to police on his return to Australia.
Moore is facing a charge of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death while adversely affected by an intoxi- cating substance. Police will also be alleging the car Moore was driving at the time of the crash had major defects and wasn’t fit to be used on public roads.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Mick Whitty said the application to Moore’s bail condition should be denied.
“It is the prosecution’s position that we are opposed to that,” Sgt Whitty said.
Magistrate Peter Smid approved the application on the condition he report to police on his return to Australia.
Moore’s girlfriend was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident after a traffic sign crashed through the car’s windscreen, spearing her.
Moore was travelling towards Townsville with his girlfriend in the front passenger seat when he allegedly lost control while overtaking before colliding with the sign near Alice River. The car travelled for about 150m with the sign embedded in the windscreen before stopping.
The scene of the crash which left a woman dead last year.