$150K bail for Russell Island man extradited for dangerous driving

29/06/2018 // by admin

A 38-year-oldman who fled NSW after a fatal car crash in 2000 was extradited from his Russell Island hometo face 17 charges.

Bradley Hazeltonwas arrested last week and charged with 17 offences relating to a July 2000 crash whichclaimed the life of 20-year-old Dwayne Nicholson.

He was taken to Sydney and charged with dangerous driving occasioningdeath, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and 15 otheroffences.

Fronting Campbelltown Local Court on Wednesday, Hazelton did not enterpleas but sought release on bail, saying he promised to turn up forfuture court dates and abide by any conditions imposed as part of hisrelease.

Magistrate Janet Wahlquist granted Hazelton$150,000 bail despiteDirector of Public Prosecution lawyer Nadia Sawagid opposingthe application, saying he had avoided police detection for 14 years.

Ms Sawagid said Hazelton was only apprehended following an anonymoustip-off from a member of the public via Crimestoppers.

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