Teen organises street race, puts two people in hospital
A LISMORE teenager has been disqualified from driving for six months after pleading guilty to organising a street race that resulted in two of his mates being hospitalised.
Daniel Terry Flynn appeared in Lismore Local Court yesterday charged with organising a race between vehicles in July in Lismore.
Police allege Flynn, Jacob Jolley and two mates went to Caniaba St, South Lismore, on the evening of July 23, with the intent to race each other. The day after the incident police said two teenagers were taken to hospital and three cars had to be towed after a crash.
Yesterday Flynn's solicitor Luke Warren told the court his 18-year-old client had only been on his P2 plates for four months before the incident occurred.
"He's a kid who made a really dumb choice to see whose car was the quickest between him and his mates," he said.
Magistrate Karen Stafford said "a young man on his Ps engaging in a street race just screams danger."
Ms Stafford disqualified Flynn from driving for six months and imposed a $400 fine.