Land Council chairman fined over drink-driving

The new chairman of the Central Land Council (CLC), Phillip Wilyuka (pictured), was convicted and fined $500 and $40 levy and disqualified from driving for 12 months, commencing yesterday.

The Magistrate was Mr Bamber.

Mr Wilyuka was charged with driving under the influence of “medium range blood alcohol content”.

The CLC said it will make no comment at this stage.
The offence took place on July 6 on the Santa Teresa Road.
According to the CLC website Mr Wilyuka was elected chairman on May 23 this year after a leadership spill at the Council’s Tennant Creek meeting. He replaced Lindsay Bookie.
Mr Wilyuka, 55, is a Pitjanjatjara / Yankunytjatjara man who lives in Titjikala.
He has worked in a number of jobs including stock work, building houses and as a teacher’s aide. Mr Wilyuka is currently a Lutheran pastor at Titjikala, says the site.

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