Driver caught trying to fool police
A MAN has received a suspended jail sentence after being caught twice driving while disqualified.
Ipswich Magistrate’s Court heard Anh Dung Nguyen’s licence was disqualified for two years on September 8 last year, but he was caught behind the wheel on October 25.
Nguyen told police he did not realise his licence disqualification was still operating.
The 32-year-old was again caught driving on January 16 and told police a fake name.
When officers found Nguyen’s licence in his wallet in the car, he claimed it was his cousin’s. He eventually admitted he had lied.
Nguyen pleaded guilty to two charges of driving while disqualified and contravening a direction.
He was fined $650 and given a four-month jail sentence which was wholly suspended for 12 months. His licence was disqualified for two years.