Cop has deja view at servo
A MAN caught driving unlicensed was picked up again the following day when the same police officer recognised him at a servo.
The police officer who pulled Joshua Leigh Taylor over on December 12 last year and found his licence disqualified saw the same green Mercedes-Benz at Caltex Pialba the next day.
The Hervey Bay 23-year-old faced the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court charged with two counts of unlicensed driving.
He originally lost his licence for unpaid fines, the court was told.
Lawyer John Milburn said his client didn’t know his licence was suspended when he was picked up on December 12.
But on December 13, he drove to work and then stopped to get a pie and smokes on his way home.
“Unfortunately for him, the police officer who apprehended him the day before was at the servo,” Mr Milburn said.
Taylor was given a $750 fine and three-month licence disqualification over the two offences.