Two-year ban for drink driver who broke woman’s leg
A Warwick man has been fined $2,000 for driving while over the legal limit and causing an accident that left a girl with a broken leg.
Makai Fubler, 24, denied causing grievous bodily harm to Diara Benjamin while driving under the influence, however admitted causing her grievous bodily harm while driving over the legal limit.
Fubler's lawyer, Larry Scott, argued Fubler caused the accident due to inattention and not because he was intoxicated.
Magistrates' Court yesterday heard how Fubler returned to the scene of the accident after initially driving away, concerned for the woman's well-being.
Police officers arrived at the scene to find Ms Benjamin lying in the road with a “visibly deformed” leg.
After being approached by Fubler, who identified himself as the driver, police noticed he was visibly intoxicated and asked if he had been drinking.
Fubler responded by saying he had a single elephant beer and half a shot of Chivas.
The collision, which took place at 11.30pm, June 25, at the junction of Tee Street and South Road, left Ms Benjamin with a fractured tibia, fibula, and femur.
Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner fined Fubler $2,000 and banned him from driving for two years.