Not paying attention costs mum

A NEW mum who crashed while driving for the first time with her newborn baby has cried in court as she recalled the incident.

Sally Victoria Milner pleaded guilty in Maryborough Magistrates Court to driving without due care and attention.

The Maryborough woman was driving along Gympie Road on May 20 when she failed to notice the car ahead slow down.

Milner crashed into the back of the car, shunting it into another vehicle that had slowed to turn right.

A passenger in the lead vehicle was injured in the crash.

Milner told the magistrate she was driving for the first time with her newborn son in the car.

She said she was nervous about driving that day and was extremely upset after crashing.

She had no previous convictions for traffic offences.

Milner asked the magistrate John Smith for leniency because her fiancé worked away and the loss of her licence would cause difficulty for her as the mother of a new baby.

Mr Smith fined Milner $450 and disqualified her from driving for three months.



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