Man faces music for crashing car

STEPHEN James Hughes, 21, was on the hunt for a better song.

He was on Scenery St, West Gladstone, when he decided to change the tune on his car stereo.

With one hand attending to this task, the other pulled the steering wheel to the left.

And as Hughes turned into White St, he collided with a parked car. The parked car was damaged significantly.

Police prosecutor Sean Franklin said the defendant was visibly upset when the cops attended the scene.

Defence lawyer Megan Creaser said her client was remorseful.

"He does realise (it) could've been more serious," she said.

Ms Creaser added the incident on April 26 was a "wake-up call" for Hughes.

She said her client had an "unblemished" traffic record.

"He wasn't hooning. It was a momentary lapse of judgement by a relatively inexperienced driver," Ms Creaser said.

He has already completed a defensive driving course.

Hughes pleaded guilty on Monday in the Gladstone Magistrates Court to driving without due care and attention. He was fined $500.



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