Pub burnout costs dad big time
A PROLONGED burnout after leaving a pub drew police attention to the Holden Commodore Cain Curtis Spyve was driving.
His next moves through the streets of Palmwoods led to a big fine and a lengthy driving ban.
The 33-year-old Yandina father accelerated away after police activated lights and sirens shortly after midnight on September 10 last year.
They heard the skid go for about 10 seconds as the Commodore headed west in wet conditions on Main St.
Spyve continued on, making a couple of turns through town and accelerating away.
He had been drinking at the Palmwoods Hotel before getting into the car.
But his evasion ended when he lost control at the intersection of Fewtrell and Margaret streets, crashing into a grass embankment.
Maroochydore Magistrates Court heard on Wednesday that he gave a blood alcohol reading of 0.1 and after investigation was found to have been unlicensed.
It was while he was being spoken to for those offences that police also charged him with two stealing and one fraud offence from earlier in the year.
Spyve pleaded guilty to stealing sandwiches, pies, muffins, Tim Tams, deodorant and chocolate from the 7-Eleven convenience store at Wurtulla in January.
He also pleaded guilty to stealing two bottles of Jack Daniels from the Liquor Land Golden Beach drive-thru bottle shop on July 24.
The fraud charged stemmed from Spyve pawning communication equipment at the Nambour Cash Converters on July 22.
That equipment was later found to have been stolen from Life Church at Kawana.
Duty lawyer Michael Robinson said Spyve was the sole breadwinner for his family.
He acknowledged Spyve could be fined or jailed for evading police.
"My client's traffic history does not suggest he has a proclivity for these type of hooning offences," Mr Robinson said.
Acting Magistrate Dean Wilkinson fined Spyve $750 for the stealing and fraud offences and ordered he pay $407.87 restitution.
Spyve was fined a further $6985 for evading police, $390 for the burnout, $650 for drink driving and $200 for unlicensed driving.
The total of his fines and restitution amounted to $9382.87.
He was also banned from driving for two years and five months.