Woman driver withdraws guilty plea to offence

A driver who pleaded guilty to hitting a pedestrian after she drove a car with faulty brakes withdrew her plea yesterday in Magistrates’ Court.

Antonella Smith, 53, made the decision as she awaited sentence on the charge.

Ms Smith, from Paget, pleaded guilty on October 30 to causing grievous bodily harm to Roma Byron by driving without due care and attention.

The incident was said to have taken place on October 31 last year in Warwick.

The case was adjourned until November 7 for sentence, but was further adjourned so Ms Smith could obtain a lawyer.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe adjourned the case again until December 12 and extended Ms Smith’s $500 bail.

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