Young mum gets caught third time

A MOTHER has avoided going to jail after being caught driving while disqualified for the third time.

Hayley Maree Rowe, a mother-of-three, was caught driving on November 14, while serving a two-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, for disqualified driving in September.

Rowe handed police a false driver's licence – which she had obtained in her sister's name – and claimed to be her sister.

But after questioning and police checks, Rowe admitted her real name.

The 19-year-old mother told police she had used her sister's identification and name to get a licence with her photograph on it from Redbank Plains Queensland Transport.

She had previously faced court over a disqualified driving offence in December, 2009.

Rowe pleaded guilty to contravening a direction, disqualified driving and unlawful possession of a licence.

She was sentenced to six-months jail but released immediately on parole and fined $500.

The operational period of the suspended sentence was extended for three months.

Rowe's licence was disqualified for three years.

Magistrate Michael Quinn told Rowe she was in very real danger of being sent to jail.

“I take into account the effect of the penalty I impose today will have upon your family,” Mr Quinn said.



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