Bronco  player Payne Luckee Haas leaves Ipswich Courthouse after a brief appearance for driving unlicensed.
Bronco player Payne Luckee Haas leaves Ipswich Courthouse after a brief appearance for driving unlicensed. Ross Irby

Broncos star Payne Haas faces court

BY ROSS IRBY.

BRONCOS recruit Payne Luckee Haas found himself off the field and seated in an Ipswich courtroom after being charged with two driving offences.

Haas, 20, from Redbank Plains, cooled his gleaming white Puma clad heels for nearly two hours while he waited before  his case got a brief mention before Magistrate Virginia Sturgess.

Prosecutor Senior Constable Dave Shelton said he was charged with driving when unlicensed; and with using a mobile phone.

The charges stem from an alleged offence at Redbank Plains on Friday, March 1.

Wearing what looked like a Blues shirt (with Rooster emblems on its sleeves) the lanky Broncos prop spent his time playing and texting on his mobile phone while seated with a female friend and his lawyer.

Haas' lawyer Shaune Irving sought an immediate adjournment to allow legal submissions be prepared on Haas' behalf.

No pleas were made, and Ms Sturgess adjourned the case to April 15.