Man fined after crashing car while showing off

JASON John Clayton pleaded guilty to reckless driving charges in Gladstone Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Clayton, 27, crashed his vehicle into a parked car, letterbox and through a fence on Sun Valley Rd at 11.30pm on February 8, while drunk.

Defence lawyer Jun Pepito told the court Clayton was showing off his car to mates when the turbo kicked in and he lost control.

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It cost Clayton his $25,000 car, $3200 for the parked car and $1900 for the fence.

Magistrate Penelope Hay said: "You have purchased a new vehicle for the owner of the vehicle you hit without hesitation.

"The people affected have been genuinely satisfied by your actions that they have written to the court."

Clayton was fined $1200 and was disqualified from driving for 14 months.



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