Motorcyclist guilty of six traffic charges, fined $1700

A ROCKHAMPTON motorcyclist who was caught driving an unregistered motorbike without a helmet and while drunk was fined more than $1700 in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Friday.

Jayden Desmond Catlin pleaded guilty to six charges including driving without a licence and allowing a passenger to not wear a helmet after police intercepted his motorbike on Yaamba Rd at 2.20am on November 21.

He also pleaded guilty to one count each of driving an unregistered motorcycle, driving an uninsured motorcycle, not wearing a helmet and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police prosecutor Manon Barwick told the court, Catlin and the passenger were travelling to a friends' house when police intercepted the unregistered and uninsured motorbike.

The court heard Catlin held a learner C-class licence and had bloodshot eyes and appeared disorientated.

He told police he had his last drink 20 minutes prior to being intercepted before recording a blood-alcohol content of 0.091%.

Catlin was fined $1731 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for three months.

 



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