A CAMPERDOWN man who crashed into a tree after a reckless joyride around Camperdown has been jailed for just over five months.
Nanjing Night Net

Andrew David Dwyer, 25, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court this week to a range of charges including drink-driving, driving while disqualified, reckless conduct endangering serious injury and other driving offences.

A previously suspended four-month jail sentence has also been restored and Magistrate Jonathan Klestadt handed down a new 12-month term.

Dwyer has to serve six months before being eligible for parole. He has spent the past 20 days in custody.

On April 20 last year Dwyer went to a home on Lawrence Street in Camperdown about 5pm and in the next five hours consumed about a dozen cans of beer and an unknown quantity of bourbon.

He then asked for car keys and with a front-seat passenger went for a drive to McMahon Court.

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Dwyer drove at high speed, with the rear tyres squealing and the vehicle fishtailing down Gunner Street.

He picked up two rear-seat passengers and did burnouts while driving around Camperdown.

He lost control in gravel, careered out of control for 80 metres, hit a curbside gutter and crashed head-on into a tree.

The car was extensively damaged, one passenger was injured and Dwyer was found to be driving while disqualified.

On November 15 last year Dwyer was again caught drink-driving and recorded a reading of .099.

He was picked up for the same offence with a reading of .01 on January 17 this year.

On February 23 police gained information Dwyer was driving an unregistered white Mitsubishi from Port Campbell to Warrnambool with false registration plates.

He was seen by police in Warrnambool’s Crawley Street driving but he avoided arrest by jumping back fences. The next day he was arrested by police in Crawley Street.

The offending breached a previously-suspended four-month jail sentence, which was imposed in September 2010.

Mr Klestadt said the defendant had been involved in self-destructive behaviour caused by emotional inner turmoil brought on by relationship difficulties.

The magistrate said Dwyer had a poor base from which to build his future with alcohol, dishonesty and order breaching behaviour in the past.

Dwyer was also fined $500 and his driver’s licence was disqualified for another four years.

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