No driving until 2017 or prison

ANGELENE Ann Richardson must not drive a car until 2017, or she risks going to prison.

The stern sentence was imposed by Magistrate Cameron Press in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Monday after Richardson, 38, repeatedly flouted the law.

He imposed a suspended jail term of two months and disqualified her from driving for six years after she pleaded guilty to one charge of driving without a licence, one of contravening a direction and three of driving while disqualified.

She was also fined $1200. Prosecutor Sergeant Chris Elder said police caught Richardson in the Mareeba area, in north Queensland, on December 24 last year driving without a licence.

She also gave police a false name.

Later that day she was stopped by police again driving a distance of 500m to a toilet block in the same area.

When spoken to by police she agreed she could have walked the distance. On January 7 and 21 this year she was stopped by police again driving while disqualified.

Magistrate Press said by that time she had “no regard” for the law.



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