A man who didn’t wear a motorbike helmet faced court this week.
A man who didn’t wear a motorbike helmet faced court this week.

Helmet-less Calliope motorcycle rider fronts court

A helmet-less motorbike ride at Calliope landed a Gladstone man in court on Tuesday.

Jalan Bartholomew Denton, 28, pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court to driving unlicensed, unregistered and uninsured and not wearing a helmet.

Police prosecutor Carl Spargo read the facts of Denton’s case to the court and Magistrate Bevan Manthey.

A man was observed by the public riding a motorcycle on Canal St, Calliope, about 1pm on February 28.

Then man was recorded on CCTV and that footage was provided to police.

It showed Denton riding the motorcycle.

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Denton attended the Calliope police station on March 4, participated in a formal interview and confirmed he was the man riding the motorcycle.

Police computer checks on Denton’s licence revealed he did not have a current motorcycle licence and he confirmed he drove it while unlicensed.

He further stated the motorcycle was not registered and subsequently uninsured.

Denton was fined $1200, however, not suspended from driving with convictions being recorded.

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