CAUGHT: Young driver cops two-year licence ban
A young man will need to grab a lift until March 2023 after he was hit with another court-ordered driving ban.
Ashley Clinton Miller had lost his licence for drink driving in September last year until March this year.
But he was caught behind the wheel on Mackay Eungella Rd at Pleystowe about 6.25pm on December 5.
Mackay Magistrates Court heard the 25 year old told police he knew his licence was disqualified.
Defence solicitor Sean Gibbs, of Fisher Dore Lawyers, said since his client had lost his licence his grandmother had been running him to and from work.
The court heard he worked as a farm hand at Eton.
Miller had been working a 6-2 roster but on the day he was stopped his boss had asked him to work an extra day and his grandmother had been unable to take him, so he took the risk.
Mr Gibbs said Miller had no priors for disqualified driving and a good work history, pushing for a fine and the minimum licence ban.
“You took the punt, you knew what was going to happen,” Magistrate Damien Dwyer said.
Miller pleaded guilty to disqualified driving, was fined $1250 and his licence was banned for the minimum mandatory two years.
A conviction was recorded.