‘Cliche’ avoids time in clink
A MAGISTRATE has called a man a “walking cliche” of a FIFO worker and handed him a suspended jail term after he was caught driving without a licence for the seventh time while doing burnouts in Neerabup.
Rhys James Dwyer (28) faced Joondalup Magistrates Court on Friday, July 27, after pleading guilty to reckless driving and driving without a licence. The police prosecutor told the court Dwyer was driving under suspension while doing burnouts and doughnuts in a Holden Statesman about 4.30pm in an industrial area on April 9.
He was unaware there was a police car storage facility nearby, which resulted in him being caught.
It was the seventh time since 2009 that Dwyer had been caught driving without a licence.
Magistrate Robert Young labelled him a “walking cliche”, referring to what he considered the “work hard, play hard” culture of the mining industry. He sentenced Dwyer to a nine-month prison term suspended for 12 months.
Dwyer’s licence was suspended for a further 21 months.