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Threat of jail for no licence


By Caitlin Bewley
(2nd Yr Swinburne Uni)

A woman told the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court on Friday 12 July she “doesn’t drive when [she] hasn’t got a licence” but attended court for a drive whilst suspended charge.
Kerry-Ann Turner was intercepted by police on February 1 this year travelling along Darcy street Maddingley.
Police prosecutor Leading Senior Constable Simon Pearce told the court Turner’s licence was disqualified and had been cancelled on 20 November 2018.
“I’d bought the vehicle that day,” Turner told Magistrate Ross Betts.
“I didn’t drive the car up the street, I didn’t even leave the court,” she said.
Magistrate Betts told Turner “you run the risk of going to jail.”
“Sooner or later you’re going to be locked up,” he said.
Turner was convicted and fined $1500.