Driver refused bail after single-vehicle accident

REFUSED BAIL: The driver of this ute that crashed on Telgraph Rd last Friday has been remanded in custody.
REFUSED BAIL: The driver of this ute that crashed on Telgraph Rd last Friday has been remanded in custody.

BAIL has been refused to a 21-year-old man charged with dangerous driving after a single-vehicle crash on Telegraph Rd.

Brandon John Pavey-Rees is also accused of speeding before the crash on Friday when his white ute hit and split a power pole in half.

The bail application was revisited in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court yesterday after being postponed on Monday in order for Brandon John Pavey-Rees to undergo a mental health assessment.

A subdued Pavey-Rees sat in the dock as duty lawyer Thomas Bray made the bail application to Magistrate Aaron Simpson for consideration.

However, when Mr Simpson ruled against granting bail, Pavey-Rees exploded with a tirade of abuse.

"Maggot" and "dog" were among the expletives he yelled at Mr Simpson as he ripped the top of the microphone off and was removed from the dock and taken into custody.

Mr Bray had argued that his client could live at his parents' home in Hervey Bay and put up a cash surety to guarantee his attendance at any future court date.

But police opposed bail and police prosecutor Sergeant Dean Burgess drew Mr Simpson's attention to the mental health report that outlined when the mental health worker visited Pavey-Rees in his cell yesterday, he "shaped up and wanted to fight the mental health worker".

Pavey-Rees is also facing other unrelated charges, including failing to appear in Cairns, and Mr Simpson heard he had a history of failing to appear and had failed to report to parole on five occasions since September.

"He has a history of failing to appear and committing further offences while on bail," Mr Simpson said.

The matter was adjourned to March 8 when Pavey Rees will appear via videolink.

Topics:  dangerous driving single-vehicle crash

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