Fleeing driver comes forward

A DRIVER involved in a hit-and-run accident faced the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court last week.

Adrian Michael Lengyel took off from the scene of an accident where he had crashed into a parked vehicle on Bayswater Drive.

Passing motorists phoned police when they saw Lengyel's car “driving erratically” down the road before he hit the vehicle.

But when police officers arrived at the scene Lengyel was nowhere to be found.

The next day his conscience got the better of him and he went into the Hervey Bay police station to confess he had been the driver involved.

The court heard an object got in the way of the handbrake, causing the car to spin out of control.

Prosecutor Jeanette Gregoris submitted that, along with a fine, Lengyel should also lose his licence.

But Magistrate Tom Killeen said Lengyel had learned his lesson and fined him $500.



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