‘World is go­ing to end’

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

“I SUG­GEST you mod­er­ate your al­co­hol in­take be­cause I can smell you from here.”

These were the words of advice Mag­is­trate Si­mon Young had for Blooms­bury woman Toni Crewes, 44, who said she was “pretty sure the world was go­ing to end by Christ­mas this year” after plead­ing guilty in Proser­pine Mag­is­trate Court to charges of fail­ing to ap­pear and driv­ing un­li­censed, unin­sured and un­reg­is­tered.

The court heard Crewes was pulled over driv­ing on Le­ich­hardt St in Bowen at 3.30pm on De­cem­ber 27, 2016, just 14 days after her li­cence was dis­qual­i­fied on De­cem­ber 13.

Po­lice spoke to Crewes, who told them her li­cence was dis­qual­i­fied, and fur­ther checks re­vealed her Toy­ota Camry’s reg­is­tra­tion and in­sur­ance had ex­pired. Crewes was re­quired to at­tend court on Au­gust 23 but failed to ap­pear. Of­fi­cers car­ried out a war­rant on Oc­to­ber 17 and found Crewes at her Blooms­bury ad­dress. When asked if she had any­thing to say in her de­fence, Crewes replied: “No, your hon­our.” Mr Young said im­pris­on­ment was a “last re­sort” for this type of of­fend­ing but in this case was “en­tirely ap­pro­pri­ate”. Crewes was sen­tenced to three months im­pris­on­ment, wholly sus­pended for 12 months for dis­qual­i­fied driv­ing and one month prison, wholly sus­pended for six months for fail­ing to ap­pear.

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