A woman's effort to protect another person who crashed a car has led to her being convicted in Orange Local Court.
Danielle Davis, 42, was charged with acting with intent to pervert the course of justice and not disclosing a driver's details following the crash on June 19.
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According to police, Davis had been drinking when she received a message after midnight about the single-vehicle crash on The Escort Way so she got a lift to the scene.
However, she told police she was the driver and was charged with high-range drink-driving.
However, on June 29 police started an investigation after learning Davis was not the driver.
Magistrate David Day convicted Davis and placed her on a two-year Community Release Order for perverting the course of justice and he fined her $220 for not disclosing the driver's details.
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