A Gympie man tried to avoid a police traffic operation because he was driving while his licence was suspended on demerit points.
A Gympie man tried to avoid a police traffic operation because he was driving while his licence was suspended on demerit points.

Young Gympie father of two taken off the road for six months

A Gympie man who tried to avoid a police traffic operation because he was driving while his licence was suspended on demerit points has been banned from getting behind the wheel for another six months.

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The Gympie Magistrates Court heard last week Luke Scott Russell, 28, was observed turning into a side street off McMahon Rd, Monkland, where police were doing traffic enforcements on November 13.

Russell was then seen making a right turn onto River Rd and reversed back up the street before police eventually lost sight of him.

He was later seen driving on Old Imbil Rd.

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Police later found Russell’s car in a carport, and after speaking to him he made admissions that he was driving suspended because he had not recently opened his mail.

The father of two pleaded guilty to driving on a licence suspended by demerit points and contravening a direction.

Magistrate Chris Callaghan fined him $300 and banned him from driving for six months. A conviction was not recorded.

Gympie Times


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