Teen crashed into fence while disqualified and over limit

GETTING behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol and while disqualified from driving was bad enough.

But when Dylan Brent Marshall crashed through a mesh fence surrounding several Hervey Bay businesses in Liuzzi St in Pialba on August 25, things got worse for the 19-year-old Hervey Bay man as he quickly came to the attention of police.

Marshall pleaded guilty in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court to charges of driving while disqualified, driving without due care and attention and driving over the legal alcohol limit.

There was also an additional charge of driving a safe but otherwise defective vehicle related to modifications made to the car, which was owned by one of Marshall's friends.

The court heard Marshall left a Hervey Bay night club to intervene after a friend was involved in an altercation.

He then made the decision to go and pick up his girlfriend.

The court heard the vehicle had cut springs, or had been lowered, and that Marshall was aware of this and had been concerned the car had safety issues.

Marshall had been disqualified from driving for two years in February and returned a reading of .138% at the scene of the crash.

Magistrate Stephen Guttridge disqualified Marshall from driving for three years and fined him $2000.



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