Morn­ing drive ends with man in court

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - SAM TURNER

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.

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