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Man seeks court costs

Shalveen Chand
Thursday, April 10, 2014

A YOUNG man acquitted of a careless driving charge by the Magistrates Court has asked the State for costs.

Benjamin Chung was acquitted of the charge where he allegedly hit a vehicle at a roundabout in Rewa St.

Mr Chung's lawyer, Mareta Tikoisuva, told the court the police sketch showed that the accident was the fault of the complainant.

Ms Tikoisuva said the complainant was coming from Brown St into Milverton Rd and failed to stop to allow Mr Chung way, who was approaching from the right.

She said they were asking for costs because the charges should not have been laid in the first place.

Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Michael Delaney said the charge was rightfully laid.

He said the State had asked the magistrate to discharge the accused but he was acquitted.

He said like all young men, Mr Chung was driving fast that day.

Mr Delaney said on the day in question, Mr Chung was speeding and failed to acknowledge other road users.

He said the complainant's vehicle was dragged seven metres after the impact.

The court will make a decision on the matter later.


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