Driver had no licence in 50 years

A MAN who had never held a licence for the 50 years he had been driving was told to go away and get a learner’s permit before his guilty plea would be accepted in Gympie Magistrates Court.

Charged with his first unlicensed driving offence, William Edward Smith, 67, said lack of education had stopped him from applying for a licence many years ago. When asked if he envisaged driving again, Smith said yes.

“Well why don’t you get your learner’s and try to get your licence,” Magistrate Maxine Baldwin asked him. He was given a month to get a learner’s helped by a reader and writer.

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