Unlicensed, uninsured, now in jail

A DISBILITY pensioner was this week sentenced to 12 months jail for unlicensed driving in an unregistered and uninsured car.

Rodney Justin Collinson, 47, had a “very poor” traffic history and a “clear disregard for court orders”, the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court heard.

Police prosecutor Kath Stagoll said he was picked up in Hervey Bay with a disqualified licence and in a car for which the registration had been expired for more than a month, meaning it was uninsured.

Collinson, a diabetic disability pensioner, had been convicted on a number of unlicensed driving charges over several years and had even served a 10-month prison sentence, the court heard.

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell described Collinson’s history as “absolutely woeful”.

Collinson was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for unlicensed driving and fined $750 for driving an unregistered and uninsured car.

He will be released on May 25.



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