Driver in bother over brother

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A SUS­PENDED driver pre­tended to be his twin brother when po­lice nabbed him be­hind the wheel.

On Jan­uary 25, Ryan Shel­don was only two months into a six-month sus­pen­sion when he was pulled over by po­lice on Bar­won Heads Rd in Arm­strong Creek.

In a bid to mis­lead po­lice, the 22-year-old told of­fi­cers his name was Lewis Shel­don, who is his brother.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Se­nior Con­sta­ble Ge­off Lamb told the court the sib­lings were “very sim­i­lar” in ap­pear­ance.

In Gee­long Mag­is­trates’ Court yes­ter­day, Ryan Shel­don pleaded guilty to driv­ing while sus­pended and pro­vid­ing a false name to po­lice.

The baker was fined $500 and had his li­cence sus­pended for an ex­tra month. No con­vic­tion was recorded.

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