A man who drove while demerit point suspended has lost his licence for six months.
A man who drove while demerit point suspended has lost his licence for six months.

This driver won’t be back behind the wheel for a while

A 24-year-old man who drove while his licence was subject to a demerit-point suspension, has been disqualified from driving for six months.

David James Rankin pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court on January 4 to unlicensed driving and obstructing police.

Rankin was caught driving without a licence on December 15 in Kirkwood due to demerit point disqualification.

Defence lawyer Lauren Townsend said Rankin had relocated from Rockhampton to Gladstone in October last year for a fresh start and to get clean.

Rankin was fined $800 and disqualified from driving for six months.

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