PHOTO: Hamish McNeilly/Stuff – Real estate agent Jason Hynes leaves the Dunedin District Court on Thursday morning, after being convicted and sentenced on a charge of driving dangerously.
A high-flying real estate was brought down to earth after fleeing the scene of an early morning crash.
In the Dunedin District Court on Thursday, LJ Hooker real estate agent Jason Hynes was fined and disqualified from driving following a dangerous driving incident last year.
The company’s website said Hynes was top salesperson for LJ Hooker Dunedin/Mosgiel between 2015-18. In 2014 he was third in the company’s international auction competition.
But it became a case of going, going, gone when the incident unfolded on Highcliff Rd, Dunedin on August 24, about 2am.
The 35-year-old was driving his white BMW when he crashed into a parked Toyota Corolla, shunting it through a neighbouring fence and as he fled he hit another Toyota.
Hynes continues to drive his damaged vehicle – complete with two flat front wheel tyres – a further 800m down the road.
He returned to his home “and stayed there”, Judge Kevin Phillips said.
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