Disqualified biker avoids jail time

A MAN caught driving a trail bike while disqualified has avoided serving actual prison time despite being on a suspended sentence at the time of the offence.

Ipswich Magistrates Court heard Grant James Malcolm, 25, was caught on Chalk St, Leichhardt on September 4 where police also learnt the bike was unregistered and uninsured.

Police Prosecutor Senior Sergeant Bill Stothard told Ipswich Magistrates Court Malcolm's traffic history "speaks for itself".

Defence lawyer Matthew Fairclough said his client had suffered serious injuries in a traffic accident two years ago which could explain his "inability to think before he acts".

Magistrate Donna MacCallum said despite three court-ordered driving bans in the past two years Malcolm was "still not getting it".

Malcolm pleaded guilty to driving without a licence disqualified by court order, unregistered and uninsured.

He was sentenced to eight months in prison with immediate parole, was disqualified from driving for three years and fined $300.



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