Pensioner can't quit hooning ways

A MAN classed by police as a hoon faced Gladstone Magistrates Court on a charge of driving without a license demerit points suspended.

Kevin Joseph Muggeridge pleaded guilty to the charge last Thursday.

Police Prosecutor Senior Constable Troy Daubaras said police intercepted Muggeridge at 10.45am on May 25 on the Bruce Highway.

He told police he didn't have his license with him and said he was unaware of a suspension.

Snr Const. Daubaras told the court the defendant had a long traffic history especially for burnouts and was regarded as a hoon.

The disability pensioner had three prior convictions for burnouts in 12 months.

Muggeridge said in his defence he was young and stupid for all of his prior convictions.

“I probably shouldn't be driving a vehicle,” Muggeridge said.

Magistrate Damian Carroll fined Muggeridge $300 or four days in jail, disqualified him from driving for six months and recorded a conviction.

“Your history suggests you don't respect your license and you understand you must not drive from this point on,” Mr Carroll said.

Also in court Lawrence Edward Rogers pleaded guilty to possessing utensils.

Police searched Rogers' house at 6am on March 31 and found a smoking utensil he said he forgot was there.

He was placed on a good behaviour bond for four months or $200 with no conviction recorded.

“Never get caught again,” Magistrate Damian Carroll told the 26-year-old.



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