Crazy risks end in court
A FEMALE driver who took "crazy'' risks in overtaking an unmarked police vehicle before speeding off, had her day in court yesterday. Sarah May Tranberg, 18, a provisional licence holder, pleaded guilty in Rockhampton Magi-strates Court to driving without due care.
The court heard the police vehicle had been travelling on the Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road on December 20, about 7.30am, when Tranberg attempted to overtake.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Darrell Dalton said with a car approaching from the opposite direction there had been insufficient distance to overtake safely.
He said police were forced to brake firmly for Tranberg to get back into the correct lane.
The oncoming driver was also forced to take evasive action, driving off the road surface.
Police accelerated in an effort to catch Tranberg, but at 130kmh they could not keep up.
She turned left onto Norman Road where she exceeded the 80kmh limit, the court heard.
Police spoke to her after she pulled into a driveway in North Rockhampton.
She stated she "doesn't usually drive that crazy but was running late for work''.
Magistrate Annette Hennessy did not impose a period of licence disqualification as Tranberg had no history.
She was convicted and fined $400.