More prison for driving unlicensed
A MAN caught for the 20th time driving without a licence has been sent to prison – again.
Michael Lee Shewring appeared at Rockingham Magistrates Court where he pleaded guilty to having no authority to drive and driving an unlicensed vehicle.
The prosecutor said the 20th offence came after police caught Shewring driving on Warnbro Sound Avenue on May 30. However on the same day, he was already facing prior driving offences for which he was later jailed on June 19.
After doing a check, police discovered his licence was suspended on August 6, 2014, until August 2021.
The duty lawyer said the 30-year-old agreed with the facts and chose to drive to get bread and milk for his children, but realised it was not an excuse.
Magistrate Vivien Edwards appeared astounded Shewring was caught driving the same day he was due to appear in court on similar offences.
“You previously have had prison for the same offending,” she said.
“I consider there is no alternative but to sentence you to an immediate term of imprisonment again.
“Because you were already before court facing other driving charges, the term will be cumulative.”
He was sentenced to a further 15 months prison and a further six-month licence disqualification.