Driver ordered to make repayments for damaging hall

Roslyn Scouts group leader Kim Cousins surveys the damage to the Roslyn scout hall in February...
Roslyn Scouts group leader Kim Cousins surveys the damage to the Roslyn scout hall in February after a car travelling in Stuart St smashed into it. Photo: ODT
A North Taieri man who lost control of his vehicle, became airborne and smashed into a scout hall will repay $15,000 for the damage he caused.

Cleveland Pierre Todd (22) appeared in the Dunedin District Court this week after previously pleading guilty to dangerous driving and failing to report the damage he caused.

The court heard Todd was driving west in Stuart St on February 18 when he veered off, through a fence and into the Roslyn Scouts building, 6m below the road.

The defendant was helped from the vehicle by a passing member of the public  then left the scene in a taxi.

Judge Thomas Ingram said there was no chance Todd would be able to pay off the $30,000 bill caused by his errant driving.

He ordered the man repay $15,000 at $100 a week.

Todd was disqualified from driving for six months and the judge imposed 200 hours’ community work in exchange for remitting $11,000 in outstanding fines.

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