Gladstone lovers 'apology' trip ends in car crash, jail

A YOUNG Gladstone man who crashed his car after trying to apologise to his girlfriend, was sentenced to six months jail after contravention of custody release conditions in which he was meant to have no contact with her.

He also pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court to obstructing police; dangerous operation of a vehicle on Sunday, May 15, and other traffic charges after incidents on Sunday again led to his arrest.

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He will be released on parole after serving four weeks. Prosecutor Sgt Barry Stevens said police released the man from Gladstone watch house at 6.30am on Sunday on the undertaking he would not go near the woman.

But he drove to her house and attempted to apologise for his previous behaviour.

Police were called at 8am after his car was seen being driven erratically before swerving into 10 roadside bollards at Calliope.

Sgt Stevens said the car was heard excessively screeching prior to the crash.



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