Disqualified driver caught behind wheel just days after ban

A 19-year-old man charged twice for driving disqualified less than 10 days after receiving a six month ban has again been disqualified for six months.

Ibraham Ali, 19, from Kambah, ACT was banned from driving for six months at Young Local Court on July 16, 2019 until January 16, 2020.

He was seen by police behind the wheel of a vehicle entering a carpark of a retail store on Boorowa Street, Young on July 23, and was the driver of a vehicle which crashed into a parked car on Edwards Street, Young on Thursday, July 25.

He was convicted of both charges, fined $400 and disqualified from driving for six months.

At Young Local Court on September 3, Ali also faced charges of hinder a police investigation and drive with an illicit drug in his system.

He was caught by police driving with cannabis in his system on Campbell Street, Young on May 30, prior to the initial disqualification.

For this he received another six month disqualification and was fined $200.

Furthermore, on April 30 this year Ali told police in an electronic interview that he was the driver of a van containing prohibited weapons, a sawn-off shotgun and illicit drugs left abandoned on Orchard Street, Young on March 28.

According to police, this story differed greatly to witnesses and police.

Since that occasion, in dealings with police, Ali never stated he was the driver of the van, and was later charged with hinder investigation.

"Your behaviour is causing you to enter dangerous waters if you value your liberty," Magistrate Michael O'Brien said.

Ali received multiple community corrections orders and was ordered to complete community service.