Disqualified driver caught driving

A DISQUALIFIED driver was twice caught behind the wheel within two weeks, a court heard.

Scott Joseph Tomac, 25, was disqualified for three months after he was caught drink driving.

But that did not stop him from getting behind the wheel on November 14 and then on November 27.

Ipswich Magistrates Court heard on the first occasion Tomac said he was “driving to get home”.

On the second occasion police caught Tomac driving because he was involved in a traffic crash.

The court was told Tomac had never held more than a learner’s permit.

Defence lawyer Amanda Robinson said her client, a disability pensioner, had received a call that his daughter was in hospital on November 27 and he was driving to see her.

Tomac pleaded guilty and was fined $1000.

His licence was disqualified for two years and six months.

Magistrate Virginia Sturgess told Tomac he needed to realise he was not a driver.



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