Begging gets driver nowhere

White begged the court not to impose a custodial sentence.
White begged the court not to impose a custodial sentence.

A 43-year-old Cowra man has begged the court not to send him to jail after he was sentenced to a nine month prison term with a non-parole period of four months and disqualified from driving for six months. 

Casey Williams White of Mulyan Street was before the court charged with driving a motor vehicle on the road during a disqualification period.

According to police facts around 10.50am on February 13, 2016, police patrolling the Newell Highway stopped a ute struggling to tow a trailer with a land cruiser on it.

Police stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver White about the vehicle struggling to tow the trailer. During the stop police learnt he was disqualified from holding or obtaining a license until 2025.

Representing himself White told the court he was begging not to go to jail, saying he’d take a 10 year disqualification if it meant avoiding the term.

However, Magistrate Michael O’Brien said there was no other sentence he could impose upon White.