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Driver in highway nose-to-tail crash "dropped his glasses"

A 39-YEAR-OLD man told Warwick Magistrates Court he reached for his glasses moments before rear-ending a vehicle on the Cunningham Hwy, near Maryvale.

At 2pm on April 13 Benjamin Karl Kennan, of Varsity Lakes, and another car were travelling eastbound when the car in front stopped to turn off the highway.

Kennan told police he reached for his glasses, which he had dropped, and failed to see the car stop.

"He remained there, co-operated with police and speed was not an issue," his solicitor Cameron Browne, of Potts Lawyers, told the court.

Mr Browne told the court his client had since attended a traffic offenders and driver attendant program.

Magistrate Bevan Manthey said a licence suspension was unnecessary.

"You have taken some very proactive steps," Mr Manthey said.

Kennan pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention, and was convicted and fined $500.


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