Reckless rider loses licence
A 20-year-old man has faced Gatton Magistrates court after a head-on motorcycle collision left him with serious injuries on August 9.
Regency Downs man Cameron John Lacey pleaded guilty to driving uninsured and unregistered, driving without a licence, driving without due care and attention and driving under the influence of drugs.
The court was told that shortly after 6pm on August 9, Lacey, then 19, and another 25-year-old male, were riding off-road motorbikes along Gatton Esk Rd at Spring Creek.
They collided head on, the court was told.
Lacey had been riding without headlights.
His bike had no rear brakes and was in a poor state of repair.
After the collision, he was airlifted by CareFlight helicopter to the Princess Alexandra hospital where a blood sample detected that he had cannabis in his system.
Lacey told the court as a result of the crash he broke every bone in his face and now had more than 40 metal plates holding his face together.
He said he broke his collarbone, ribs and had to undergo a skin graft on his leg.
The bike Lacey had been riding had never been registered and he did not have a licence to ride it.
The court heard that he had no recollection of the crash.
He was fined a total of $1430 and was disqualified from driving for seven months.
Another 25-year-old male will face Gatton Magistrates Court on January 19.
He is charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle while adversely affected by an intoxicating substance, driving unlicenced and driving while unregistered.