A SAN Remo man has been imprisoned for 12 months and banned from driving for life after facing Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
Cristian Corneliu Pietrariu, 28, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and two counts of being the driver of a vehicle involved in an incident where property was damaged.
Police prosecutor sergeant Rod Murray said Mr Pietrariu was driving a Nissan Skyline in a beach carpark off Karinga Road on June 29 where he performed donuts, leaving skid marks on the entire carpark.
The following night Mr Pietrariu was involved in a hit and run traffic crash after driving at excessive speeds and losing control of his Nissan Skyline.
The court heard he went through a median strip, lost control of the vehicle and slid 60m across two grass verges before crashing into a limestone wall.
Despite his vehicle suffering significant damage he drove to his home 200m away and hid the vehicle in a garage in the backyard.
A trail of oil from the accident scene led to Mr Pietrariu’s home and a witness also followed him home and alerted police.
Counsel for Mr Pietrariu said his client had a seven-page record, which included two prior reckless driving offences and a conviction for dangerous driving.
The offence was committed two months after Mr Pietrariu had been placed on a suspended imprisonment order.
Counsel said his client had been experiencing a relationship breakdown and was “letting off steam”, but was now on the right track after getting rid of his vehicle and seeking counselling.
Magistrate Vivien Edwards said Mr Pietrariu made every attempt he could to conceal what he had done.
Mr Pietrariu was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and made eligible for parole.
He was banned from driving for life and fined $1500.