Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Self-Represented Man Successfully Proves Magistrate's Error

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Self-Represented Man Successfully Proves Magistrate's Error

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Byline: Emma Clarke emma.clarke@qt.com.au

A MAN who is adamant he did not hit a car while tyring to park at an Ipswich shopping centre has successfully proved a magistrate made an error in conviction.

A woman claims she heard a crunch and saw a blue ute, belonging to Steven Malezer, trying to park beside a vehicle at Riverlink shopping centre at about 3pm on a day in October 2014.

She says she saw the driver of the ute, who was wearing shorts and a t-shirt, check the damage and drive off. She took down the ute's registration and left it on the damaged car's windscreen.

Mr Malezer pleaded not guilty to failing to remain at the scene of a crash but was convicted after an Ipswich Magistrates Court hearing in April. He was fined $250.

He said on the day of the alleged collision, he quit his job at a business in the centre at 1pm, went to the doctor and left the centre by 1. …

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