Anthony Mundine appearing at the Southport Courthouse on unlicensed driving charges. Picture: Jerad Williams
Anthony Mundine appearing at the Southport Courthouse on unlicensed driving charges. Picture: Jerad Williams

Anthony Mundine in court licence knockout

BOXING star Anthony Mundine has been fined for driving unlicensed on the Gold Coast last year.

The former middleweight champion this morning pleaded guilty in the Southport Magistrates Court to driving on Cotlew St while his licence was demerit point suspended in November 2017.

He was fined $450 and disqualified from driving for six months.

He had no conviction recorded after the magistrate considered his need to travel overseas as part of his profession.

Defence lawyer Michael Gatenby told the court Mundine did not know his licence had been disqualified but was pleading guilty on the basis he had a "mistaken" belief his drivers licence was valid.

Anthony Mundine leaves Southport Courthouse. Picture: Jerad Williams
Anthony Mundine leaves Southport Courthouse. Picture: Jerad Williams

The court heard Mundine directed his mail to his sister's address because he travelled extensively but had not received a letter to say his licence would be disqualified because of an accumulation of demerit points.

Mr Gatenby said Mundine had lent his cars to family members who had incurred some of the penalties, which had now been paid, without his knowledge.

"He said he just didn't receive the notice in the mail. He has maintained that position throughout," Mr Gatenby said.

More to come.



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