Un­li­censed driver rolls the dice


DRIV­ING with­out a li­cence not only cost James Dean Rixon a $300 fine, it also breached his pro­ba­tion and put him at risk of spend­ing time in jail.

Rixon was in­ter­cepted by po­lice while driv­ing a sil­ver ve­hi­cle on Shute Har­bour Rd, Can­non­vale, at 4pm on Sun­day, July 2.

He ad­mit­ted he didn’t have a driver’s li­cence and po­lice checks re­vealed he hadn’t ob­tained one since mov­ing from New Zealand.

“I apol­o­gise for my neg­li­gence,” Rixon told Proser­pine Mag­is­trate Si­mon Young, who re­sponded by say­ing, “you don’t have to apol­o­gise to me - you’re the one risk­ing 12 months in jail”.

Mr Young was told no ac­tion would be taken by the De­part­ment of Cor­rec­tive Ser­vices in re­la­tion to the breach but noted Rixon had been “re­ally rolling the dice”.

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