Sanderson in a fine mess
A GEELONG man who claimed he didn’t know his licence was disqualified despite being pulled over by police twice in three days has been fined $1250.
Beau Sanderson said he thought he was “legal” to drive after completing a safe driving course following his suspension in January 2015.
But the Geelong Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday Sanderson did not have proof he completed the course after losing his certificate.
Sanderson was caught behind the wheel of his Ford Fiesta on three occasions between August 2016 and April 2017.
He told the court his partner’s infidelity was the reason he was driving at 2:50am on April 23, 2017.
The court was told Sanderson also failed to front the Geelong Magistrates’ Court in May that year.
Yesterday he told the court his “poor organisational” skills were to blame for his actions.
Magistrate John Lesser convicted and fined Sanderson for disqualified and unregistered driving, and suspended his licence until April.
“You are entitled to covert (the fine) into community work,” Mr Lesser said. “Don’t drive until you get this sorted.”