Nav­man de­fence goes nowhere in court

Kwinana Courier - - News -

A MAN has blamed his wife’s lack of skill with a Nav­man GPS de­vice as the rea­son he chose to drive with­out a li­cence for a fifth time.

Glynn An­drew Hassy pleaded guilty to no author­ity to drive when he ap­peared at Rock­ing­ham Mag­is­trates Court on Septem­ber 18.

The pros­e­cu­tor said Hassy was caught driv­ing along Hous­ton Street in Rock­ing­ham on De­cem­ber 13, 2016.

He told po­lice he drove be­cause ‘his wife could not op­er­ate the Nav­man’.

Mag­is­trate Leanne Atkins said it took him just a month to drive again with­out a li­cence af­ter be­ing caught on Novem­ber 4, 2016.

The other of­fences hap­pened in 2015, 2011 and 2009.

“It took you from Novem­ber 4 to De­cem­ber 13 to get be­hind the wheel - for an ex­cuse which I find pitiable,” she said. “You could have got a map and di­rected your wife to drive.

“But you did not... You chose to drive.”

She placed him on a sev­en­month sus­pended sen­tence from 12 months and disqualified him driv­ing for a fur­ther nine months.

“You’re at the end of the road Mr Hassy, there’s only one more step and that’s im­pris­on­ment.”

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