Logan Mayor 'Drove Drunk To Get KFC', Court Hears
Dumped mayor Luke Smith was drunk and on his way to get some KFC when he crashed into a parked car and then hit a tree, a Queensland court has been told.
Smith, who is facing corruption and fraud charges, spent the night in the Beenleigh watchhouse after allegedly crashing his car on Wednesday following an afternoon drinking session.
Police allege he was about three times over the limit when his car ploughed into a parked vehicle and hit a tree while he was on his way to get food from the Meadowbrook KFC.
He was driving fast enough to uproot the palm tree.
The crash snapped off his front left wheel and tore a tyre from its rim, Beenleigh Magistrates Court was told.
Smith did not appear in court on Thursday for charges of drink driving, driving without due care and attention, and breaching bail conditions relating to previous charges.
He was granted bail about an hour after the state government said it would sack the entire Logan council on the back of a corruption probe involving him and most of the city's councillors.
The former mayor was mobbed by media when released, but refused to speak before climbing into a waiting ute.
He has been ordered not to consume alcohol, drive a motor vehicle or contact witnesses.
He was also ordered to stay away from the Logan council offices.
The matter was adjourned for mention in the same court on May 23.
Smith was charged with fraud and misconduct as part of a probe by the Crime and Corruption Commission for allegedly pushing a top executive out of her job.
Seven other councillors were also charged.
Smith is also facing charges of official corruption, failing to correct his council register of interests and two counts of perjury.
Smith is alleged to have corruptly agreed to receive a powerboat from political donor, SKL Cables, to progress the development approval of a Springwood hotel.
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