Man wrecks mum's car and bolts

FIRST Justin Luke Lang had to face the wrath of his mother for writing off her car in a drunken road accident.

Yesterday he had to face that of Magistrate Mark Morrow.

And Mr Morrow showed little sympathy to the 21-year-old as he disqualified his licence for 12 months and fined him a total of $3250.

It was 12.05am on October 7 when Lang, driving more than three times the legal limit, crashed the car through the fence on the side of the Fitzroy River Bridge. It rolled down an embankment where it landed on its roof.

Lang, from Koongal, immediately fled the scene, but was soon found in Quay Street, at 1am, with an injured leg. Police realised he was the son of the registered owner when checking his identification.

The smell of liquor lingered on his breath, as he tried to tell police he wasn't the driver.

However, he could not say who was.

After being taken to the Rockhampton police station, Lang was found to have an alcohol reading of 0.176.

During the police investigation, officers searched Lang's home and found a number of drugs and drug utensils. Among them were four cannabis plants ranging from 10cm to 1.5m in height and 20 cannabis seeds.

Yesterday he pleaded guilty in Rockhampton Magistrates Court to seven charges including possessing and producing dangerous drugs, unlicensed driving, drinking and driving and driving without undue care and attention.



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