Hinkler Labor candidate in court on driving charge

HERVEY Bay Magistrates Court isn't the usual place to find a federal election candidate just two days out from the ballot box.

Far from campaigning on Wednesday, Labor candidate for Hinkler Leanne Elizabeth Donaldson was facing charges of driving when her licence had been SPER suspended.

Outside court, Ms Donaldson declined to respond to questions of how the SPER suspension was earned or how she had managed to travel the 2013 Federal Election campaign trail without a current driver's licence.

Hervey Bay police prosecutor Sergeant Michael Quirk said Ms Donaldson should not have been driving if her licence had been suspended.

A spokesman for ALP Queensland said they would not comment on Ms Donaldson's personal matters, especially as they were still before court.

Ms Donaldson's court session was adjourned while Ms Donaldson was given the opportunity to seek legal advice.

Her next case mention has now been scheduled for after the Federal election.

Ms Donaldson will attend the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court again on October 2.



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