Driver gave police false name

A MAN has received a suspended prison sentence for being caught driving while disqualified three times in the past 14 months.

Ian Kenneth Voysey, 53, was pulled over for a RBT in Ipswich on September 22 where he gave police a false name because he knew he was disqualified and "panicked".

Ipswich Magistrates Court heard police charged Voysey with unlicensed driving until they discovered he was three months into a 30-month disqualification.

Defence lawyer Stuart Wills said his client usually got a lift from a neighbour to catch the train to work.

Mr Wills said Voysey had a good work ethic as a male nurse at a nursing home and was extremely remorseful about the offence.

Voysey pleaded guilty to disqualified driving and contravening a police direction.

The father of five was sentenced to three months prison, wholly suspended for three years.

He was also fined $200 and disqualified from driving for three years.



Man assaults neighbour with garden statue and metal pole

premium_icon Man assaults neighbour with garden statue and metal pole

A statue hurled from a veranda felled a man

TACO TIME: Hungry diners converge on new Mexican chain

premium_icon TACO TIME: Hungry diners converge on new Mexican chain

A line of customers could be seen out the door waiting to be served at Ipswich’s...