A 20-year-old man who crashed into a car and fled following a relationship break up was fined $1500 in the Launceston Magistrates Court.
Shane Lee Davenport, of Newnham, pleaded guilty to reckless driving, one count of being a driver involved in a crash and failing to stop, one count of failing to comply with the duties of a driver involved in a crash to a police officer and one count of fail to comply with the duties of a driver involved in a crash (civilian duties) on June 14 last year.
Magistrate Simon Brown ordered a pre-sentence report after the legally unrepresented Davenport's pleas in March.
"I note the report largely corroborates what you told me," he said.
"On the day in question, a relationship with a woman ended.
"You felt at your wit's end and made the silly decision to end things by driving into a car. That failed and you managed to leave."
The court heard that Davenport drove recklessly by crossing onto the wrong side of Conway Street, Mowbray, and colliding with a parked car.
He said that initially Davenport told police a different version but had shortly after volunteered what happened.
"You are to be given credit for your plea of guilty and your co-operation with police," Mr Brown said.
He said Davenport had done several things to help himself since the incident.
"You are getting help and remain in employment and you come before me with no prior matters," he said.
Mr Brown fined him $1500 and disqualified him from driving for four months.
He postponed the loss of licence for 42 days while he made an application for the restricted licence for which he would need to maintain his employment.
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