Caught driving disqualified again

A WEEK after being released from the District Court on parole, Robert Scott Ainsworth was breaking the law again by driving while his licence was disqualified.

Ainsworth was given no more chances when he appeared in Maryborough Magistrates Court this week.

Magistrate John Smith sent him to jail for at least four months and banned Ainsworth from driving for four years.

The 24-year-old dad was caught driving on Fort Street in Maryborough on September 29.

Ainsworth admitted he had no licence. The car he was driving was impounded.

Prosecutor Sergeant Michael Quirk said Ainsworth had a history of driving while unlicensed and disqualified and had breached his parole and probation by driving.

Defence solicitor Judy Millward said Ainsworth had moved from Brisbane to Maryborough to be closer to his extended family.

Ainsworth’s grandfather and partner were in court to support him.

Magistrate John Smith said he had to take into acount that Ainsworth had been released on parole just eight days before re-offending.

“I can’t understand why you were given an opportunity and you go straight out and commit another offence,” Mr Smith said.

Ainsworth was sentenced to 12 months in jail and a parole eligibility date was set for February 19. He was disqualified from drivng for four years.

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