Disqualified driver provides fake name after Riverina crash

Wagga Local Court
Wagga Local Court

More than three years later the law has finally caught up with a disqualified driver who provided false details after he was involved in a crash. 

Dylan James Rayner pleaded guilty to three charges in Wagga Local Court this week – driving while disqualified, using an registered motor vehicle and stating a false name and home address. 

Disguising himself as Damien, a warrant for the South Australian man’s arrest was issued in June 2014 relating to the April charges which occurred in a Riverina town. 

Solicitor Emily Winborne, who represented the 28-year-old man, said her client was driving to see his dying mother in hospital at the time of the offence. 

“Largely speaking he has since managed to turn his life around,” she said. 

Magistrate Erin Kennedy told Rayner he was going to prison if he decided to get behind the wheel again. 

He was punished by way of a seven month suspended sentence, fined $650 and disqualified from driving for two years.