HIGH PRICE FOR SMOKES

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A pack of cig­a­rettes has cost Ta­mara An­nie Jan­ice Hen­der­son $1250. The un­li­censed 23-yearold sin­gle mum got into her car to get her fa­ther a pack of cig­a­rettes but was pulled over by po­lice. Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Sergeant Karen Equinox said she was charged with three driv­ing of­fences at about 8.30pm on Septem­ber 30. She told po­lice she knew it was an of­fence to drive without a li­cence and with an unin­sured and un­reg­is­tered ve­hi­cle. Act­ing mag­is­trate Raimund Heg­gie said this packet of cig­a­rettes was in­cred­i­bly ex­pen­sive and it was a very fool­ish de­ci­sion. “You should be set­ting a bet­ter ex­am­ple for your child as a 23yearold,” he said. “Th­ese laws are in place to pro­tect peo­ple, if a worse in­ci­dent had hap­pened whilst you were driv­ing you could have had no place to go.” She was fined and dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for six months.

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