Man, 21, already has three pages of traffic history
A MAN who crashed his car with two passengers inside after losing control on the Main St and Boat Harbour Dr roundabout has lost his licence for nine months.
Tristan Michael Billany, 21, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and the court heard he had a history of hooning offences such as making unnecessary noise and smoke, and speeding.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Jeanette Grigoris said it was a concern Billany had already accumulated three pages of traffic history at 21.
Snr Const Grigoris said Billany fishtailed through the busy roundabout on a wet day on April 30 before crashing into a nearby pole. Witnesses heard the Holden Commodore revving loudly, and saw it accelerating through the intersection, she said.
Billany's mother told the court her son panicked after losing control of the vehicle on the wet road, tried to overcorrect and hit the accelerator by mistake.
Magistrate Graeme Tatnell said Billany needed to have a break from driving for a while, to learn how to respect road rules.
"Vehicles are more lethal than guns," Mr Tatnell told Billany.
Mr Tatnell imposed a $750 fine along with the nine month licence disqualification.