Speedster knocks out pole, loses control, smashes windows

SPEEDING down the Leichhardt Hwy didn't end well for Reece Douglas Dunn.

Not only did he knock out a light pole after losing control of a vehicle, he landed himself in Rockhampton Magistrates Court.

Yesterday, the court heard that on July 26, the 19-year-old had been speeding down the highway and did not follow the speed limit as it reduced to 60km around a bend.

Dunn faced four charges in court including driving without due care and attention, obstructing police, driving on a suspended licence and public nuisance.

The court heard he was driving a Commodore sedan at the time and had taken the bend too fast.

After knocking out the light pole, he got out of the vehicle and began smashing its windows.

The court heard he got into a fight with the sedan's owner and members of the public had to intervene.

Dunn told police there were two B-doubles coming around the bend at the same time and he had panicked, however the person travelling with him said it wasn't true and Dunn had been driving too fast.

Meanwhile in a separate incident, Dunn was standing in the car park of the IGA in Mount Morgan when police drove by and he gestured to them with his middle finger.

When police questioned him as to why he did that, he began swearing at them.

He was warned that he would be arrested but continued swearing obscenities.

Magistrate Michael O'Driscoll told Dunn his driving was a concern to the court and community and the excessive speed was a worry.

Dunn was fined $850 in total and disqualified from driving for two months.

Topics:  leichhardt highway road safety rockhampton magistrates court speeding

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