Morning drive ends with man in court
A MORNING drive to visit his father-in-law has led to one Gayndah man being banned from driving for nearly four years.
Cameron Paul Mailman, 42, faced Gayndah Magistrates Court this month, and pleaded guilty to one count of drugdriving, and one count of driving while disqualified by a court order.
The court heard Mailman had gone to visit his father-inlaw in October about 11.30am when he was arrested.
Certificates tendered to the court indicated Mailman had tested positive for methylamphetamine and THC.
“They’ve subsequently checked his licence and found out that time he was disqualified from July 1 of last year, for a two-year period,” Sgt Staggol said.
Sgt Staggol recommended a short term of imprisonment, but was not opposed to it being suspended.
Defence lawyer Alan Korobacz told the court the defendant drove instead of walking a short distance, and “regrets his stupidity”.
Magistrate Ross Woodford told Mailman his driving history would go against him, citing drug-driving charges in February 2019, and disqualified driving charges in July 2019.
On the disqualification charge, Mailman was convicted, disqualified from driving for two years, and sentenced to three months’ imprisonment on a 12-month operational period. On the drug-driving charge, he was convicted, fined $600 and disqualified from driving for four months.