Jail for unlicenced driver

IT WAS raining. She had a headache and drove to the shops for pain relief. Yesterday, that trip cost Letecia Birgitte Jensen her freedom.

The mother-of-two will spend the rest of 2011 behind bars after pleading guilty to driving without a licence in Gladstone Magistrates Court.

Caught driving while disqualified on March 31 this year, was the last straw on the camel's back for Jensen, who has been convicted of similar offences numerous times in the past.

Magistrate Russell Warfield said that Jensen had left him little choice.

"You have created a complex situation for yourself," he said.

"The court has given you numerous chances. You have been given a suspended sentence, which you breached. You were put on probation, which you breached. You were put on parole, which you breached too. You have a disrespect for the law that goes on and on and on."

Jensen will be eligible for parole on 21 January 2012. She was disqualified from driving for three years.



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