Truckie's shocking driving history

A TRUCK driver who has accumulated 96 demerit points in his driving history has faced court this week for speeding and driving unlicensed.

Keryn Leslie Goodwin was driving a utility along Maryborough-Biggenden Road on August 12 when he was caught speeding at 85kmh in a 70kmh zone.

When he was pulled over by police he admitted to being unlicensed because of an accumulation of demerit points.

Goodwin, an Oakhurst father, appeared in Maryborough Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to both charges.

He told Magistrate John Smith that his licence was his livelihood.

Mr Smith read through Goodwin’s traffic record, which included convictions for unlicensed driving, failing to wear a seatbelt and drink-driving as well as ticketable offences worth 96 demerit points.

“That’s a shocking history,” Mr Smith said.

“It’s really silly, when your occupation is a driver.

“I’d be protecting my licence like it’s the most important thing.

“I can’t understand why you don’t look after it.”

Mr Smith ordered Goodwin off the road for the next six months.

“Whatever you do, don’t be tempted to drive,” Mr Smith said.

Goodwin was also fined $200 for speeding and $500 for driving unlicensed.

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