Teen loses li­cence for 12 months

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Bar­clay White

A Tatura teenager had his li­cence for just three days be­fore he com­mit­ted an act that could have en­dan­gered oth­ers.

A po­lice radar spot­ted Jayson An­drews driv­ing his Ford Sedan at 103 km/h in a quiet sub­ur­ban Shep­par­ton street on New Year’s Eve morn­ing last year.

The speed his ve­hi­cle was trav­el­ling at was more than 50 km/h above the speed limit for the street.

He was later spo­ken to by po­lice, and he told of­fi­cers that he was go­ing to visit some friends and main­tained that he should not have been do­ing what he was do­ing.

Po­lice dis­cov­ered that he had been granted his driver’s li­cence just three days be­fore the dan­ger­ous speed­ing in­ci­dent, in a car that he had pur­chased only re­cently. An­drews, 19, from Tatura, rep­re­sented him­self at Shep­par­ton Mag­is­trates’ Court yes­ter­day to plead guilty to ex­ceed­ing the speed limit.

He was asked by Mag­is­trate John Mur­phy if he re­alised what could have hap­pened. An­drews told the court that he could have in­jured peo­ple.

The mag­is­trate told An­drews that be­cause of the sever­ity of his ac­tion, state leg­is­la­tion re­quired that his li­cence would be sus­pended for a min­i­mum of 12 months.

He was con­victed and fined $750 and banned from driv­ing for the min­i­mum 12 months.

He was also or­dered to com­plete a safe driv­ing pro­gram be­fore he reap­plied for his driver’s li­cence.

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