Man who rolled boss’s car fined $1000

A MAN who rolled his boss's car on an "easily traversed" road was fined $1000 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for six months at Gladstone Magistrates Court on Monday.

Uili Falekaono Sitauti pleaded guilty to dangerous operation of a vehicle while adversely affected by an intoxicating substance, driving without a licence while SPER suspended and failing to take reasonable care and precautions in respect of a syringe.

The court heard police received multiple 000 calls about a vehicle crash on July 26 this year.

Police arrived at the scene to find street lights and bollards knocked over on Monterey Way, Calliope.

Police prosecutor Mick O'Rourke told the court it was an easily traversed road if travelled at normal speed.

The speed limit on Monterey Way where the crash occurred is 50kmh.

Sitauti admitted he lost control and rolled the car a number of times.

At first Sitauti supplied police with a false name but then later gave correct details. Sitauti had been driving home in his boss's car.

He told the court the car's power steering was "a bit twitchy", but it was revealed that the vehicle had recently passed a roadworthy.

Police later searched Sitauti's home and found two hypodermic syringes, and one that was not capped.

The court heard the syringes were used to inject a growth supplement.

Sitauti, who works as a labourer, has set up a payment plan with his boss to pay for the damage to the car.

This plan will cost Sitauti $5000.



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