A Dubbo man has been forced to pay for his reckless driving while picking up a pizza.
Travis Brett Brook Finlay, of Barbigal Street Brocklehurst, was driving a blue Holden commodore to pick up pizza, when he lost control of his vehicle while taking a sharp turn.
Police facts reveal the 19-year-old came to a stop at the intersection of North and Victoria Streets before taking off at a 'harsh speed' making a right hand turn cutting across a lane of traffic and turning into the Eastbound lane of Victoria Street, when he lost control of the vehicle.
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Brook Finlay attempted to correct the skid, however lost control and mounted a gutter and footpath out the front of Western Plains Automotive.
The commodore's front and rear axles, along with the tyres, were destroyed.
Brook Finlay, along with the two passengers in the car, attempted to unsuccessfully move the vehicle, which was dug into the grass and had a smashed bumper.
Brook Finlay and the two passengers got into another vehicle and left the scene.
Court documents reveal Brook Finlay's sister-in-law, the owner of the car, told police he had left to pick up pizza.
Later she told police Brock Finlay contacted her and told her he nearly got T-boned, so it was either his life or the car. However police investigations believed from where the vehicle ended up as well as the length of the skid marks this was not possible.
The following day Brook Finlay handed himself in to police when they discovered his licence had been earlier suspended.
At Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday Brook Finlay pleaded guilty to reckless driving, driving whilst suspended and driving in a manner that caused a vehicle to experience a sustained loss of traction.
His defence told the court he was an expecting father and a third year apprentice painter, hoping to eventually start his own painting business.
The court heard Brook Finlay thought his actions were "stupid" realising he could have put others in danger, and said he wouldn't do it again.
Magistrate Gary Wilson said the lack of people involved or injured and his lack of record kept him out of jail.
"Hopefully you've made some arrangement with your brother for the repairs, they sound like they were expensive," Magistrate Wilson said.
"You got your just deserts in regard to what happened to the vehicle ... I hope this has been a good lesson."
Magistrate Wilson convicted Brook Finlay of each offence and fined him a total of $1900. His licence was also disqualified for 12 months.