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Motorcyclist fined and banned for causing GBH while impaired

A Warwick man was banned from the road for three years and fined $1,500 for causing an incapacitating injury to another motorcyclist while driving under the influence of alcohol.

Tokeio Matthie-Crofton, 25, was riding his motorcycle east on South Road in Warwick on July 5, 2020 just before 4.45pm when he attempted to overtake two taxis while negotiating a left hand bend.

He collided with a male motorcyclist who was heading in the opposite direction, Magistrates’ Court heard.

The other motorcyclist sustained a compound fracture to his right leg and bruising to his right arm while Matthie-Crofton sustained minor abrasions to his hands and arms in the crash.

Officers at the scene noted that the traffic was light, the weather was fine, that Matthie-Crofton’s eyes were glazed and his breath smelled of alcohol.

Matthie-Crofton admitted he had been drinking and was arrested. Blood samples showed he had 197mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood – the legal limit is 80 mg.

He was found guilty of impaired driving causing grievous bodily harm.

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Published February 10, 2022 at 7:50 am (Updated February 10, 2022 at 7:50 am)

Motorcyclist fined and banned for causing GBH while impaired

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