Man obeyed his mum, broke law

A TEENAGE boy was charged with obstructing police after his mum told him not to hand over his driver's licence to police following a driving offence.

Bradley Keith Cowle, 18, pleaded guilty in Bundaberg Magistrates Court yesterday to failing to maintain a safe distance while driving, and obstructing police.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Robyn Shapcott told the court an off-duty policewoman spotted a car driving dangerously close to her car on Rosedale Road on May 19.

She said the Commodore overtook, then came within two to six metres of another car further ahead, before overtaking that vehicle.

Cowle was told to attend the Bundaberg Police Station, where he was asked to hand over his licence so he could be issued with a notice for the driving offence.

On his mother's advice, Cowle refused and tried to leave. A scuffle ensued when the officer tried to arrest him.

Magistrate Neil Lavaring said he would give Cowle the benefit of the doubt and placed him on a good behaviour bond for 12 months with no conviction recorded.

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