Unlicensed driver didn’t realise suspension had started
A GLADSTONE mum knew she had been suspended but claimed she didn’t know when it started when she was caught driving without a licence.
Kara-Lee Patricia Fensom, 23, pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday to the offence.
The prosecution told the court Fensom was intercepted at 3.20pm on July 7 for a licence check.
That showed she had been suspended on July 4 for a six months for a high-range speeding offence.
Fensom told police she didn’t know when the suspension was coming in.
Defence lawyer Cassandra Ditchfield said the stay-at-home mum had received a good driving behaviour letter but had not received a suspension letter at the time.
She said Fensom knew the suspension was coming but didn’t know when it was going to start.
Fensom was convicted and fined $300 and disqualified from driving for six months.
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