Howard man gives police wrong name

A SINGLE father from Howard has been sentenced to three months suspended imprisonment and banned from driving for three years after pleading guilty to disqualified driving.

Marshall Williams, 47, was stopped for a breath test at Murgon on November 5.

The Maryborough Magistrates Court heard he could not produce a valid drivers licence and gave police officers the wrong name.

Defence lawyer Sarah Laikind said this was because Williams was “stressed and upset” and knew he shouldn’t be driving.

The court heard Williams had had five unlicensed driving convictions.

Magistrate John Smith fined Williams a further $200 for giving the officers the wrong name.



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