Man did a runner after bingle
A MAN who fled a single-vehicle accident scene at Kia Ora may have been better off taking his water pipe and cone with him, according to material presented in Gympie Magistrates Court.
Kenneth Robert Lane, 44, of Kia Ora yesterday was fined $800 and disqualified from driving for two months, after pleading guilty to charges he failed to keep proper control of a vehicle, drove a defective but not unsafe vehicle, failed to leave his identification and residential particulars at the scene of a crash and possessed cannabis smoking utensils, all on December 22.
Lane was also ordered to pay $1000 restitution for damage to a fence and power pole on private property, after he lost control of the vehicle in Johnson Rd.
In another matter before the court yesterday, Tania Mary Underhill, 36, of Gympie, was placed on an $800 Good Behaviour Bond for 12 months, for assaulting a woman on August 28, 2012.
Brendan Barry Foy, 19, of Gympie, was dealt with for possessing cannabis smoking implements in Gladstone on October 31, stealing and later destroying a television set and plates from St Vincent de Paul in Gladstone.
He was fined $110 (or five hours' community service), in addition to being placed on probation for 12 months and being ordered to perform 40 hours' community service.
And Kalisha Lyle Hold, 34, of Gympie, was placed on a $500 Good Behaviour Bond for 12 months for breaching a court order on January 10.