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Hit and run driver sentenced to jail time

UPDATE:  A DRIVER who used his car to hit another man outside the Beach House Hotel in August has been sentenced to two years in prison and been disqualified from driving for 10 years.

Andrew Alan Jubb, 51, aimed and hit another man on Queens Rd in Scarness after drinking at the hotel since 2pm.

The Hervey Bay Magistrates Court heard the victim was flung off the front of the car, 2m in the air.

Jubb will be eligible for parole on September 15, 2015. 

Earlier: An accused hit and run driver, who allegedly mowed down a man with his car following a fight at a Hervey Bay pub, is due to be sentenced in court on Monday.

Andrew Alan Jubb was walking to his car on Queens Rd when he allegedly began arguing with a 19-year-old man who was sitting in the smoking area at the Beach House Hotel in August.

Documents before the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court allege that when the younger man left the pub and walked out on to the road, Jubb stopped his car and "reversed at a rapid rate towards the victim, swerving at the last minute towards the victim in an attempt to hit him".

When the victim jumped back, Jubb allegedly sped up and drove head-on into the victim, causing him to land face-first on the bonnet.

Jubb allegedly made no effort to stop and check the victim, who was taken to the Hervey Bay Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

After viewing CCTV footage of the alleged incident, police arrested Jubb at his Urangan home.

When tested at the Hervey Bay Police Station, Jubb allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of .131.

Checks allegedly revealed his licence was disqualified.

Jubb is charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle, driving without a license, driving under the influence and failing to obtain medical aid.

He was remanded in custody and will front court on Monday.

Topics:  beach house hotel, hervey bay, hervey bay magistrates court, hit and run, pub, scarness, sentencing




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