Drink driver fined and banned for 18 months

A drink driver who failed to stop after a crash was fined and banned from the roads today.

Gregory Cann, of Southampton, admitted failing to stop after an accident and driving while over the legal alcohol limit.

The court heard that police attended a two-vehicle crash on Camp Road in Southampton, near the junction with the Railway Trail.

Officers were told that a white car had left the scene without stopping.

The car was traced to Cann, 60, but he was not at his home in Southampton.

He was later arrested at a house in Warwick

Cann told police that he was the driver of the car and admitted leaving the scene of the March 2 collision.

He added that he did not realise how hard he had hit the other vehicle and that neither driver stayed at the scene.

Cann also admitted to drinking earlier in the day.

He was taken to Hamilton Police Station and a breath test showed he had 116 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80mg/100ml.

Cann was also fined $150 for failing to stop after an accident and $1,200 for drink driving.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo also banned him from driving for 18 months.

In a separate matter, Eugene Maybury was fined $800 for undertaking a police vehicle in Hamilton.

Maybury pleaded guilty to careless driving on March 8.

The court heard Maybury, 60, undertook the police car at the junction of Court Street and Victoria Street.

Maybury, however, said the junction previously had a separate lane for traffic turning right and he did not realise he could not be on the inside of the police vehicle that was behind two other cars turning right.

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