French­man grounded

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

A French man on a work­ing hol­i­day will now be liv­ing in Aus­tralia with­out any means to drive, after be­ing caught driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied.

Franck Nouaille-De­gorce, who was dis­qual­i­fied by the Moss­man Mag­is­trates Court for drink driv­ing back in Oc­to­ber, was fined $1500 and dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing any­where in Aus­tralia for two years for driv­ing within the three-month dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion pe­riod for the pre­vi­ous of­fence.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice pros­e­cu­tor, Nouaille-De­gorce was in­ter­cepted while driv­ing in Port Dou­glas on Thurs­day Novem­ber 24, at 2:55am.

“The de­fen­dant was un­able to pro­vide any emer­gent rea­son to be driv­ing,” said the pros­e­cu­tor.

Nouaille-De­gorce told the court he had not un­der­stood the pre­vi­ous rul­ing, which Mag­is­trate Tom Braes ques­tioned, be­fore point­ing out that for dis­obey­ing a court or­der he would no longer be able to drive any­where in Aus­tralia for the re­main­der of his stay.

He had pre­vi­ously been in­ter­cepted while driv­ing in Craiglie in late Septem­ber, where he re­turned a breath al­co­hol read­ing of .062 per cent.

In ad­di­tion to be­ing dis­qual­i­fied, he was also fined $500 when he faced the court in Oc­to­ber.

Pic­ture: SHANE NI­CHOLS

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