Former rugby player gets more jail time

FORMER Gladstone rugby player Brandon James Gilchrist has been jailed for 50 days for traffic offences including driving when unlicensed.

Gilchrist, 21, a labourer, is already serving jail time for unrelated offences of violence.

He pleaded guilty via video-link at Gladstone Magistrates Court to three offences: driving without a licence on March 3, failing to stop, and breach of his bail conditions.

Magistrate Jeffrey Clarke noted that Gilchrist was serving a jail sentence and reduced his penalties to a $250 fine for unlicensed driving, 50 days jail for failing to stop, with no penalty imposed for the bail breach.

Gilchrist was disqualified from driving for two years.

On a charge of drink driving and unlicensed driving on December 21 last year, Gilchrist was disqualified for another six months and fined $250.

Gilchrist will be eligible for release on parole in late September after he pleaded guilty in July to assaulting a Gladstone teenager in April 2013.

Next month he will return to court charged with drug offences.



HMAS Tobruk dive operators announced today

HMAS Tobruk dive operators announced today

Iconic warship to find a new role as tourism destination for divers

US Treasury eases sanctions on QAL part-owner

US Treasury eases sanctions on QAL part-owner

Steven Mnuchin said US did not mean to target 'hard-working people'.

Bikini body champion Andi Rowe takes home silver

Bikini body champion Andi Rowe takes home silver

"I've lost 16kg, and almost halved my body fat percentage"

Local Partners