Whole day set aside in hit and run case against Ashmont man

Police and the vehicles involved in the March 15 crash at Tolland.
Police and the vehicles involved in the March 15 crash at Tolland.

A whole day has been set aside for the sentence of a Wagga man responsible for a hit and run that injured five people, including a toddler. 

Luke Cousley pleaded guilty to four charges in Wagga Local Court in October, including dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and failing to stop and assist with a crash. 

The 25-year-old also pleaded guilty to not complying with a direction to stop a vehicle and driving while disqualified.

Solicitor Albert Cheng told the court Cousley has an appointment with a psychologist in December and predicted the sentence could take several hours, with the director of public prosecutions expected to introduce additional medical material. 

Cousley is set to be sentenced in Wagga District Court on March 9.

Both parties are expected to hand up written material to Judge Gordon Lerve on January 25. 

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