Car troubles for local woman
A LOCAL woman recently appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court after losing control of her car on October 18 last year.
She was driving to Macs Cove when she lost control of her Subaru and hit a tree.
She continued to drive, until she again lost control of her vehicle.
No one was injured during either incidents.
She arrived home at 7.40pm, where she was met by police.
Senior Constable Kim Pelling summarised the series of events, and recalled that police conducted a breath test which indicated that she was wellover the legal limit.
Later that night, police conducted further breath tests and took the woman back to the Mansfield Police Station for questioning.
Her statement was taken, in which she denied being a part of a car accident.
However, on October 20, she returned to the police station and made an admission to drink-driving and having an accident.
“She wasn’t exactly cooperative with police officers at the time,” said Snr Cons Pelling.
Magistrate Peter Mithen carefully took into consideration the fact that she didn’t admit to having an accident until after the police had questioned her before applying a penalty.
She received a two year licence disqualification and a $1000 fine.
“I don’t intend to go beyond that,” said Mr Mithen.