Daniel Johns, who is the former Silverchair frontman could face imprisonment after pleading guilty to drink-driving. It was last month when it was revealed that the 42-year-old Johns had entered rehab after being charged with high-range drink-driving. The incident saw a collision with a vehicle in the Australian New South Wales Hunter region.
Daniel Johns might face imprisonment
Johns was absent from the court hearing on April 11 in the Hunter region, with his lawyer entering a guilty plea on his behalf. The Guardian reported that Johns’ lawyer Bryan Wrench asked magistrate Ian Cheetham to hand down sentencing immediately due to the mental toll the trial may take on Johns, but Cheetham told the local court in Raymond Terrace that the offense was too serious in nature for this to be a possibility – and that Johns may face a prison sentence.
The case has now been adjourned until June 22. “His main focus is his mental health,” lawyer Wrench told the court of Johns. While a police report cited by The Sydney Morning Herald at the time of Johns’ charging said that the singer had been driving an SUV northbound on the Pacific Highway when his car allegedly collided with another vehicle traveling southbound.
A roadside breathalizer test conducted by attending paramedics allegedly returned a positive result. New South Wales Police said: “[Johns] was arrested and taken to Raymond Terrace police station where he underwent a secondary breath analysis which returned an alleged reading of 0.157.”
News of his accident came just a day after he announced a new philanthropic endeavor, FutureNeverFund. It aims to aid the “people and animals who would never have a future if not for some financial intervention”. His second solo album ‘FutureNever‘ is due for release on April 22.