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Driving with no licence, twice

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By Caitlin Bewley
(2nd Yr Swinburne Uni)

A man who proceeded to drive a motor vehicle only a few months after his licence was initially suspended, attended court to face multiple charges before Magistrate Gregory Robinson.
Simon Fuller appeared in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court on Friday 17 May to plead guilty to two separate charges of driving whilst suspended and one charge of speeding.
Fuller was seen by police on 2 November 2018, travelling west on Greigs road in Melton where he lost control of his vehicle and collided with another, the court heard,
It was alleged by Prosecutor Senior Constable Lisa Schoemaker, that Fuller was unlicensed at the time and his permit had been suspended in September 2018 due to a loss of demerit points.
The prosecutor said Fuller told police at the scene of the accident he “hadn’t received anything from Vic Roads [about the state of his licence]”.
In a further incident last year, on November 21, Fuller was travelling along Grey street in Darley where he was allegedly travelling 71km/h in a 50km/h zone.
Fuller was subsequently intercepted by police, to which they discovered his licence was suspended and he had his car impounded.
Fuller was convicted and fined $1200 for his driving whilst suspended charges and $322 for his speeding offence. He was ordered to pay an additional $124.30 in court costs.