Milk run lands man in trouble

IT may not have spilt, but a man may be crying after police caught him driving unlicensed on an unregistered, uninsured motorbike on the way to get some milk for breakfast.

Jayson William Smith, 28, of Branyan Drive, was found riding a motocross bike along Appaloosa Drive when police intercepted him on July 27, 2010 just after 9am.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Fiona Ward yesterday told Bundaberg Magistrates Court the bike was unregistered and uninsured and Smith admitted he had been disqualified from driving by an ACT court in 2008.

“The bike was not registered, nor was it capable of being registered,” the prosecutor said.

Smith pleaded guilty to three charges of driving unlicensed and driving an unregistered, uninsured vehicle.

Defence lawyer Kel Pearson said his client had been going to get milk for his two children's breakfast when intercepted by police.

“He was very co-operative,” Mr Pearson said.

“This occurred at Kentucky Bluegrass, a semi-rural area. He lives quite close to the shop.”

He asked Magistrate Jennifer Batts to take into account Smith's early plea and remorse, saying he was a “prime candidate for probation”.

Ms Batts placed Smith on nine months probation and disqualified him from driving for two years. She ordered he pay $200 and $160 for the uninsured and unregistered vehicle.



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