What is the offence?
It is an offence in Queensland to operate, or in any way interfere with the operation of, a vehicle dangerously in any place.
The offence is aggravated (considered to be more serious) if, at the time of committing the offence, the driver:-
- Was adversely affected by an intoxicating substance;
- Was excessively speeding or taking part in an unlawful race or an unlawful speed trial;
- Has been previously convicted for the same offence.
The offence is further aggravated if, at the time of driving dangerously, the driver causes the death of, or grievous bodily harm to, another person.
What is the penalty?
The maximum penalty for a dangerous driving offence will depend on the specific circumstances of the offence. However it can range from a maximum fine of $2,000 or 3 years imprisonment to the highest maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment.
Please contact us if you have been charged with a dangerous driving offence.