Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Accused Never Thought She Would Be in Court

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Accused Never Thought She Would Be in Court

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Byline: Geoff Egan APN Newsdesk

JOANNE Marie McCauley "never imagined" telling a man she'd run down a cyclist would result in him talking to the police.

Ms McCauley told the Brisbane Coroner's Court yesterday she had told the story of running down Chinese national Shui Ki Chan "hundreds of times" - but never thought the man she told would tell the police. Instead, she thought he would flee town.

Coroner John Hutton is investigating Mr Chan's death on the Warrego Highway near Gatton.

The court has heard a car struck the Chinese national as he was cycling along the highway on August 23, 2012.

Ms McCauley has admitted telling a man she ran the cyclist down in a fit of anger after he would not pull over and flipped her the finger as she passed.

But she claims she only told the man as she had heard he was a child rapist and wanted to scare him off. …

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