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Truck driver jailed for repeatedly driving without a licence

Truck driver jailed for repeatedly driving without a licence

Truck driver jailed for repeatedly driving without a licence.

A FORMER Emerald truck driver who was stopped by police three times for driving while disqualified was recently sentenced to six months jail.

Todd Clark appeared in the Emerald Magistrates Court facing a total of eight traffic-related charges incurred over a six-month period.

The first offence arose soon after his licence was disqualified on October 24 last year, when Roma police intercepted his prime mover on the Warrego Hwy.

Mr Clark told officers he had just driven from the magistrates court and the vehicle was his only means of transport.

The truck, which was also unregistered and uninsured, was impounded for 48 hours and he was issued with another notice to appear.

On January 2, police caught him driving again, this time on Clermont St in Emerald.

Unable to produce a valid driver’s licence, Clark gave his name as Mr Perkins.

He was stopped twice more driving along Pilot Farm Rd and Campbell Ford Dr in Emerald in the following two months and again provided a false name to police.

Magistrate Ron Muirhead reduced the penalty in consideration of the man’s personal circumstances, but said that Mr Clark “only had himself to blame” for how it ended up.

Clark pleaded guilty to three counts of driving without a licence disqualified by a court, two of contravening direction or requirement of police, and one each of driving without a licence demerit point suspended, driving unregistered and uninsured.

He was also fined $3680 and will be released on parole on May 26.

Source Information: CQ News

Ben Atkinson is a professional driver trainer and owner of Burleigh Driver Training School. A 4 time APRC Champion CO Driver 2006-2009. He is providing over 400 driving tests per year. He is a passionate guy who wants to help people learn new skills, be the best driver that they can be, and achieve their goals in life.
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