A man pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified at Andergrove.
A man pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified at Andergrove.

Driver told ‘you have a disgraceful history’

A DISQUALIFIED driver with a “disgraceful” traffic record has been warned he was in “jail country”.

Ricki Lee Gough has also been banned from driving until late 2023.

He was picked up on September 3 this year while driving on Tropical Ave in Andergrove.

Mackay Magistrates Court heard checks revealed his licence was disqualified.

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Self represented, Gough pleaded guilty to the charge.

He told the court he had not been aware, but Magistrate Damien Dwyer said he did not believe the excuse.

“You have a disgraceful history,” Mr Dwyer said, adding it included six entries for unlicensed driving and a previous for disqualified driving.

Mr Dwyer told Gough people who repeatedly drove on a disqualified licence would be imprisoned and that he was in “jail country”.

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“I don’t believe you didn’t realise … you know exactly what you need to do,” Mr Dwyer said, adding Gough “chose” to drive anyway.

Gough was fined $1750 and disqualified from driving for three years.

A conviction was recorded.


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