Breaking all the road rules

A REPEAT unlicensed driver who was disqualified from driving for two years in September 2009 has received a suspended prison sentence for getting behind the wheel again on October 7.

Colin Brian Joel Davis, 24, was told he would be old and grey before he drove again if he continued to disobey road rules.

Gympie Magistrates Court heard Davis had amassed a fair bit of traffic history for his young age, and an application was sought by police to impound his vehicle.

Davis, of Rifle Range Road, Gympie, was disqualified from holding a licence for the next 30 months and sentenced to two months in prison, suspended for two years. Davis was also ordered to do 180 hours of community service to avoid having his car confiscated.

In another traffic matter, the court heard Christopher Jon Bald, 20, drove a defective vehicle at Curra on August 4.

He was charged with driving a vehicle in an unsafe condition, unlicensed driving and displaying false registration plates.

The court heard when Bald’s car was stopped by police, the driver’s side door and boot both failed to open and there was a 30cm-long crack on the windscreen.

The court was told his licence had been suspended in February for six months because of an accumulation of demerit points. Bald, of Parkland Drive, Chatsworth, was disqualified from driving for six months and fined $600.

Gympie Times

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