Canberran Driver Fined Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road
A Canberran man has been fined over $2000 after fleeing from police and driving on the wrong side of the road.
Joshua Dean Ridgeway, 21* of Gunghalin* was fined $2300 after pleading guilty in the ACT Magistrate’s Court for charges of failure to stop his vehicle, driving an uninsured vehicle and driving on the wrong side of the road.
As well as this, Ridgeway’s licence has been suspended for three months and he is to be remanded in custody until the 23rd January 2018.
Police recognised the uninsured white Mazda last September outside a unit complex and indicated for the driver to pull over.
The car did not stop and was driven for 800 metres on the wrong side of the road as the driver had fled from police.
This has not been Ridgeway’s first offence; previous charges to the defendant include the theft of a motor vehicle and various speeding fines.
Plea of Guilt After Canberran Man Drove on Suspended Licence
A Canberran man has pleaded guilty in the ACT Magistrate’s Court after driving an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle while on a suspended licence.
Christopher John Powell of Griffin* was pulled over by police on Stuart St, Griffin in a Honda last September after the vehicle was recognised as unregistered.
Powell confessed the vehicle was not in fact his own but belonged to that of his flatmate at the time of arrest.
‘I wasn’t aware the car was unregistered or uninsured. My flatmate had been driving the vehicle for months,’ he confessed.
When police questioned his suspended licence, Powell admitted he was aware of its suspension and that it had been suspended since February.
Powell has been fined $1400 with three months to pay and his licence has been suspended for one month.