A local man who appeared for himself in Young Local Court has received a conviction, a three month disqualification, a six month good behaviour bond and was fined $300.
Graeme Bruce Davis, 65, of Lachlan Street, Young plead guilty to two charges of driving while licence suspended in front of Magistrate Michael O’Brien.
“Your licence is suspended until 2019, is that right?” Magistrate O’Brien asked.
“Yes,” Davis replied.
According to the agreed upon police facts, about 9.33am on Friday April 6 2018 police were sitting on Lovell Street when they saw Davis’ car exiting a carpark. Police followed for a short distance before they pulled Davis over.
When asked to produce his licence Davis said, “I think it might be suspended.”
Further checks revealed that the licence had been suspended from February 29, 2016 until May 28, 2019 due to non-compliance of a request to provide a medical report.
Davis was issued a court attendance notice for driving whilst suspended.
About 10.43am on Friday April 6, 2018 police were patrolling along Lovell Street Young when they saw Davis driving. Police turned around and activated the warning lights and siren causing the vehicle to pull to the left and stop opposite the IGA Carpark on Lovell Street.
Police approached Davis and asked him why he was driving as this was the second time the officer had stopped him that day.
“I just had to get some fuel and I’m going up here to meet my sister and she can drive my car home,” Davis said.
“You are suspended, you can’t drive, I told you that this morning,” the officer said.
The accused was stopped and spoken to at 9.33am the same date and had already been issued a Field Court Attendance.
Davis was placed under arrest and taken to Young Police Station and charged. He was also placed on bail conditions to not occupy the driver’s seat of a motor vehicle.