Our client was charged with multiple driving offences after getting caught by the police one early morning. He was on his green P’s and had been licensed for around 6 months. He was driving with 4 passengers in the car and 2 passengers in the boot. Further, when subjected to a breath test, he tested with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08%.
Kristina Kothrakis acted on the client’s behalf at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court on the following charges:
- Exceed PCA 49(1)(b)
- P1 – had more than 1 passengers in vehicle
- General Duty of Driver or Person in Charge of Motor Vehicle
- Fail to Have Possession of Licence
- Failure to Wear Seatbelt
Our client was remorseful over the incident and had acknowledged the seriousness of his offending. He promptly took steps to know more about road safety practices and even started sharing them with friends. Submissions were made highlighting his efforts to take accountability for his actions. Our client was an employed man, a gifted sportsman who devotes some of his time to coaching younger children, and a person who has the full support of his family.
The magistrate ultimately imposed a fine and a licence cancellation for the minimum period.