Couldn't get licence until 2022, now he's caught again
A MOTORIST disqualified by the court from driving until 2022 was pulled over by police while drink-drinking and disqualified, Toowoomba Magistrates Court was told.
Trent Adam Wild, 33, had received a series of driving disqualifications imposed by the court in his native New South Wales which effectively left him disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver's licence from May 2008 until December 2022, the court heard.
He was pulled over by police patrolling the New England Hwy near Applethorpe about 11.30am, April 25, and blew a breath/alcohol reading of 0.14.
He had some Anzac Day morning rum and milk before being pulled over, his solicitor Brad Skuse told the court.
Licence checks alerted officers to his disqualification periods.
Wild told police he had had an argument with his wife and was driving to Tamworth. He pleaded guilty to both offences.
Mr Skuse said his client had been declared an "habitual offender" in New South Wales which had led to the lengthy disqualification period.
However, his client hadn't been in trouble for eight years yet wasn't due to apply to have the declaration lifted until 2017.
Magistrate Damian Carroll fined Wild $1500 and disqualified him from holding or obtaining a driver's licence for two years and three months.