Man leaves scene of gravel-road car rollover unharmed and handed $450 fine

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A 21-year-old man charged with careless driving escaped unscathed after his car rolled when he lost control on a gravel road.
Camera IconA 21-year-old man charged with careless driving escaped unscathed after his car rolled when he lost control on a gravel road. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

A 21-year-old man charged with careless driving escaped unscathed after his car rolled when he lost control on a gravel road.

Nelson Joshua Dalglish-Worth appeared in Albany Magistrate’s Court last Thursday and pleaded guilty to careless driving and no authority to drive.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Mike Russell said that about 1pm on October 30, Dalglish-Worth rolled his vehicle on Reddale Road in McKail.

The young driver moved on to the unsealed part of the road, revved his engine and released the clutch, causing the wheels to lose traction, Sgt Russell told the court.

Dalglish-Worth lost control of the vehicle, which skidded into a ditch, causing the car to roll on to its roof.

The 21-year-old was not injured.

Sgt Russell said Dalglish-Worth had never held a drivers licence.

Defence counsel Graham Payne argued the offences should be dealt with by fines only.

“Mr Dalglish-Worth lives with his mother and had an argument with his siblings,” Mr Payne told the court.

“He went to leave the house to calm down and took his friend’s car.”

Mr Payne said his client planned on getting his licence.

Magistrate Raelene Johnston fined Dalglish-Worth $350 for careless driving.

He was fined $100 for driving without a licence and ordered to pay costs of $248.

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