Ex refuses to take the rap for traffic offences

A MAN who tried to get his girlfriend to take the blame for his traffic offences has now lost the girl and his licence.

Isaac Robert Davies, 25, pleaded guilty in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court to speeding and driving with a suspended licence on Pialba-Burrum Heads Rd on September 15 last year.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Jeanette Grigoris said Davies' girlfriend was originally going to be charged for the offence as she told the police she was driving.

However the couple later broke up and the woman recanted her statement.

She was able to prove she could not have been the driver of the car in question, by producing timesheets from her work showing she was nowhere in the vicinity of Pialba-Burrum Heads Rd at the time, Snr Const Grigoris said.

Davies finally owned up to his actions.

The court heard a police patrol clocked Davies driving at 133km/h in a 100 zone, when his licence had already been suspended by SPER.

The patrol car performed a U-turn and activated the lights and sirens to intercept the speeding vehicle.

The court heard Davies allegedly did not notice the police were trying to intercept him and as a result he failed to stop.

Davies was frustrated by a line of traffic driving below the speed limit, so he sped up and overtook three cars in a row, the court heard.

Magistrate Graham Hillan fined Davies $1000 and disqualified him from holding a licence for two months.

Davies' charge of failing to stop for the police was adjourned to a later date.

He pleaded guilty to this charge on Wednesday, but Mr Hillan did not accept this plea on the basis that Davies said he was unaware the police were trying to intercept him.



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