Driver advised to start running

THE fact he was caught driving without a licence on February 18 didn’t stop Dean Anthony Lovett, 41, from doing it again.

Lovett was charged for the first offence and before he had the matter dealt with in Gympie Magistrates Court, he drove again on March 19.

In both cases, Lovett’s licence was found to have been suspended from February 11 to May 10 because of the accumulation of demerit points.

He was disqualified for six months on the first charge of unlicensed driving and returned on Thursday last week to deal with the second offence.

“You know it’s going to be six months (disqualification),” Magistrate Baldwin warned him.

“You gave me that last week for the same thing,” Lovett replied and added that he would not be driving for six months because next time his car would be crushed.

The court heard Lovett was going to the Sunshine Coast to visit a friend when he was charged the first time. When asked why he did it a second time, he said he was in a hurry.

Lovett, of Lawrence Street, Gympie, was disqualified for six months and fined $600.

“If you have to get somewhere in a hurry next time just start running okay,” Mrs Baldwin advised him and sent him on his way.

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