A district court judge, based in Palmerston North, has been convicted of careless driving causing injury and ordered to pay $1800 to the victim.

The Wellington District Court was told Grant Alistair Fraser, 56, collided with a motor scooter at an intersection in Tauranga on January 19, injuring the rider.

Fraser pleaded guilty in court today.

He was ordered to pay the victim $1800 emotional harm reparation and disqualified from driving for six months.

The victim suffered a broken leg and cracked ribs.

- NZPA