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.



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