Smash driver lucky to keep licence
AN APPRENTICE builder was lucky to keep his licence – and his job –when he appeared in court for driving without due care and attention.
Lionel James Irving was driving along Pallas Street in Maryborough on September 12 when he crashed into another car.
He appeared in the Maryborough Magistrates Court where he pleaded guilty.
The court heard Irving was driving along looking for a house when he did two u-turns.
The second u-turn ended with a bang when Irving drove into the path of another car.
Both cars were badly damaged and had to be towed away.
None of the occupants were injured but a heavily pregnant woman in the other car was taken to hospital for observation.
Irving told the magistrate he would lose his job if he lost his licence.
Magistrate John Smith fined Irving $400 and ordered he pay $66.50 court costs.