News

Lightfoot turns into a leadfoot

A WOMAN terrified residents of a Pittsworth street as she used her car to repeatedly ram a neighbour's tree and fence.

Police arrived in Cunningham St to find Lucy-Dawne Lightfoot driving across the road and ramming a tree and fence on November 6.

She reversed and continued ramming the property. A fence post was sticking out of her headlight.

Lightfoot, 31, was not wearing a seatbelt and her head hit the windscreen when she rammed the property for a fifth time.

She lost consciousness and her car began to roll backwards.

A police officer reached into the moving car and turned off the ignition. Her car was written-off.

Prosecutor Sergeant Tony Costa said Lightfoot had no regard for her safety or the safety of others.

She was angry at her mother. However, her mother did not live at the residence she damaged.

Lightfoot appeared in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court today and pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.

She has a history of drug and mental health issues. Lightfoot was placed on probation for two years and disqualified from driving for 12 months.




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

OPINION: How to prepare your child for day care

Your kids will love childcare, but it may take some adjusting.

GETTING your child ready for day care is vital.

MUMS' TOP 5: 'Musts' to have on your childcare checklist

SOME FALL SHORT: Organisations that train childcare workers will be subjected to extra audits.

SENDING your child off to day care can be daunting and confusing.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Teen driver injured in crash with pole

Police car. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Car blocking road after crashing into pole

Police release CCTV images of bottle store robbery

Police conducted patrols of the area but were unable to locate the two men.

Two men fled hold up with a sum of cash

Graham serves five titles in seven days

TITLE DEFENCE: Ipswich tennis player Archie Graham defends his world number one ranking with a gold medal (insert) at the INAS World Tennis Championships in Delaware.

Ipswich tennis star defends world No.1 title

Latest deals and offers

Vivid timelapse

Screenshot from timelapse of Sydney's Vivid Festival

This timelapse shows Sydney's Vivid Festival

Mayor Paul Pisasale on the federal election

Mayor Paul Pisasale.

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale on the federal election

2016 Rosewood Show

Thousands of people passed through the gates to enjoy all the fun and entertainment...

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward

PROPERTY BOOM: Coast prices set to skyrocket

Like other areas in south-east Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is at the start of the upturn on the property clock.

Values predicted to rise 25-33%