Caught with­out a li­cence af­ter 20 yrs

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

DANIEL Robert Ni­cholas hasn’t re­newed his li­cence in more than 20 years but the law has fi­nally caught up with him.

The 43-year-old ap­peared be­fore Proser­pine Mag­is­trate’s Court on Mon­day charged with driv­ing with­out a li­cence and con­tra­ven­ing a di­rec­tion.

On April 28 at 4.44pm po­lice pulled over a Ford Fal­con sedan on Faust St, Proser­pine.

When asked for his li­cence, Ni­cholas said he didn’t have his wal­let on him, be­fore even­tu­ally stat­ing the name “Adam John Ni­cholas”.

He was sub­se­quently ar­rested when checks re­vealed such a per­son didn’t ex­ist, de­spite it ac­tu­ally be­ing his brother’s name.

Ni­cholas, who told the court he had cir­cum­nav­i­gated the coun­try sev­eral times, said he hadn’t re­newed his li­cence for 23 years.

“You had a li­cence for about six months how long ago?” mag­is­trate Haydn St­jern­qvist asked. “When I was 20,” he replied. Ni­cholas was fined $220 for con­tra­ven­ing po­lice or­ders and $330 for driv­ing un­li­censed.

“Imag­ine how much money you would’ve saved on li­cence re­newals over the years,” Mr St­jern­qvist mused.

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