Dou­ble trou­ble for un­li­censed driver

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

A MAN who drove un­li­censed twice was fined $700.

Jay­den Web­ster ap­peared in Echuca Mag­is­trates Court on Tues­day to plead guilty to two counts of driv­ing un­li­censed.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Se­nior Con­sta­ble Rachael Hitchens said Web­ster was ob­served pulling out of the Bun­nings Echuca carpark on Au­gust 30.

‘‘At 9.30am po­lice in­ter­cepted the driver 100m down the road on Ogilvie Ave,’’ she said.

‘‘He was iden­ti­fied and checks re­vealed he had no li­cence.

‘‘His sus­pen­sion had passed but he never re­gained his li­cence.’’

Snr Con­sta­ble Hitchens said he was then pulled up driv­ing on Novem­ber 9.

‘‘In Al­lan St Kyabram, at 5.55pm the ac­cused was in­ter­cepted pulling out of the BP ser­vice sta­tion,’’ he said. ‘‘He made ad­mis­sions to be­ing un­li­censed.’’ Mag­is­trate Patrick Southey said there was no ex­cuse for not be­ing li­censed.

‘‘There is no law against driv­ing you just have to be li­censed,’’ he said.

He was con­victed and or­dered to pay an ad­di­tional $119.90 in court costs.

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