Fine for ex­pired li­cence

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

A MAN who was caught driv­ing with­out a li­cence and then did not at­tend the po­lice sta­tion for po­lice to take his iden­ti­fy­ing de­tails, has been fined $600.

Mitchell Luke Quadrio, 27, of Can­non­vale, pleaded guilty in Proser­pine Mag­is­trates Court last week to driv­ing with­out a li­cence and con­tra­ven­ing a re­quire­ment to at­tend the po­lice sta­tion with iden­ti­fy­ing par­tic­u­lars.

Prose­cu­tor Robert Beamish told the court po­lice dis­cov­ered Quadrio’s driver’s li­cence had ex­pired when they pulled him over for a breath test at 10.40pm on Septem­ber 28.

The court heard his driver’s li­cence had ex­pired on Au­gust 20.

Quadrio told po­lice at the time he did not know his li­cence had ex­pired, Mr Beamish said.

When he was stopped, Quadrio was served with a re­quest to have his iden­ti­fy­ing par­tic­u­lars taken within seven days at a po­lice sta­tion, but did not do that, Mr Beamish said.

Rep­re­sent­ing him­self in court, Quadrio said the re­quest to at­tend the po­lice sta­tion had “skipped my mind com­pletely”. He was fined $400 for un­li­censed driv­ing, and $200 for con­tra­ven­ing the po­lice di­rec­tion. No con­vic­tion was recorded for con­tra­ven­ing the po­lice di­rec­tion.

FNED: A man who drove with­out a li­cence and con­tra­vened a po­lice di­rec­tion was fined in Proser­pine Mag­is­trates Court.

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