Magistrate says “wake up”

DRIVING unlicensed, unregistered and uninsured on December 20 along Bushland Drive and Gympie View Drive, with cancelled plates attached wasn't a good idea for a Southside teenager.

Damien Michael Patrick Gallaher, 17, of Valentine Street was in Gympie Magistrates Court on Thursday for the charges, he pleaded guilty to all.

The court heard that Gallaher told police he had just purchased the car and was taking it home when police intercepted him and found his licence had been disqualified due to demerit points.

“You don't have a very good traffic history...I would hope in the future you would wake up to yourself,” Magistrate Dennis Beutel said.

Gallaher was fined $200 for driving uninsured and $700 for the rest. He was disqualified from driving for six months.

Gympie Times


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