Double trouble for unlicensed driver
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.