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Hit and run driver Mina Hanna jailed on the Gold Coast

  • A hit and run driver who left a young man for dead on a Gold Coast road jailed
  • Mina Hanna, 21, sentenced to six-and-a-half years’ imprisonment on Thursday 
  • Hanna set up bogus drug deal with Andrew Mavridis in May 2016, court heard
  • Mr Mavridis stood on side step of Hanna’s car when he realised he had no drugs
  • Hanna drove off with him still holding on to the car, reaching speeds of 80km/h
  • He then drove away from scene while Mr Mavridis was left bleeding on the road 

A man who left a young hip hop artist on a Gold Coast road with severe head injuries following a hit-and-run has been jailed.

Mina Hanna, 21, was sentenced to six-and-a-half years’ imprisonment at the Southport District Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to several charges including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing grievous bodily harm.

The court heard Hanna had set up a bogus drug deal with Andrew Mavridis at a road in Tallai on the morning of May 3, 2016. 

Mina Hanna, 21, who left a young hip hop artist on a Gold Coast road with severe head injuries following a hit-and-run, has been jailed for six-and-a-half years

The court heard Hanna had set up a bogus drug deal with Andrew Mavridis at a road in Tallai on the morning of May 3, 2016

The court heard Hanna had set up a bogus drug deal with Andrew Mavridis at a road in Tallai on the morning of May 3, 2016

When Mr Mavridis realised Hanna did not have the promised drugs he stood on the side step of the 4WD Hanna was driving and began leaning through the driver’s side window. 

Hanna then drove off with Mr Mavridis still holding on to the car, reaching speeds of up to 80km/h before Mr Mavridis fell off.

He then drove away from the scene while Mr Mavridis was left bleeding on the road.

The court heard Mr Mavridis suffered multiple brain injuries from the fall and had been left permanently disabled.

A victim impact statement from Mr Mavridis’s father George told of the impact his son’s disabilities had had on the family.

Hanna will be eligible for parole on March 7, 2018.

The court heard Mr Mavridis (pictured before the incident) suffered multiple brain injuries from the fall and had been left permanently disabled

The court heard Mr Mavridis (pictured before the incident) suffered multiple brain injuries from the fall and had been left permanently disabled

Police are pictured at the scene of the 2016 incident in Talia on the Gold Coast 

Police are pictured at the scene of the 2016 incident in Talia on the Gold Coast 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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