$880 fine for crash
A WOMAN who crashed her car into a tree while intending to drive into a former partner’s car was lucky to escape a period of imprisonment this week.
Michelle Joy Williams pleaded guilty to the dangerous operation of a vehicle and driving while under the influence of alcohol in the Proserpine Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
The court was told it was 6.40pm on December 8, when Williams crashed her black Holden into a tree on the front yard of a house in Jubilee Pocket.
Police prosecutor Elizabeth Smith said she was later breathalysed and found to be more than four times over the limit with a reading of 0.203.
Duty lawyer Lachlan Mr Ygoa-McKeown argued Williams’ decision-making was impaired by the amount of alcohol she’d drunk and that this was “an abhorration of how she usually behaves”.
Mr Stjernqvist told Williams the risk of injury to herself and others while driving at 0.203 and “in a rage” was all too obvious.
Williams was fined $880, disqualified from driving for 15 months and placed on probation for 15 months. Convictions were not recorded.