Car trou­bles for lo­cal woman

Mansfield Courier - - News -

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.

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