Drink-driver's $20,000 damage bill
IN what was a costly bit of stupidity, Casino teenager Grahame Bradshaw created his own personal economic downturn when he destroyed his own car and caused $20,000 damage to a parked removalist truck, by slamming into it while drink-driving.
Bradshaw, 18, must pay the huge repair bill.
In the Casino Local Court yesterday, Bradshaw pleaded guilty to negligent driving and driving with a mid-range alcohol reading of 0.1 on October 26.
Bradshaw's car slammed into the parked Grace Removals truck in Lennox Street moments after leaving a party in Boundary Street at 12.30am.
In the police statement of facts, Bradshaw said he lost control in gravel and when he attempted to correct the car it hit the truck.
Casino police arrested Bradshaw at the accident scene.
Bradshaw told magistrate Nicholas Reimer his car was 'written off' in the accident.
“I know now it was very stupid,” Bradshaw told the court.
Mr Reimer told him it was a very costly bit of stupidity on his part.
Mr Reimer took into consideration the huge bills that Reimer faced and fined him $500 for the drink-driving offence and $200 for negligent driving.
Bradshaw was also disqualified from driving for 12 months.