Driver is “skating on thin ice”

The woman was fined $200 and disqualified from driving.
The woman was fined $200 and disqualified from driving.

A 21-year-old Lavington woman has been fined $200, disqualified from driving for three months and given a six month good behaviour bond at Cowra Local Court.

Kaylah Maisie James of Breen Street was before the court charged with driving while her licence was suspended.

According to police facts, around 4.55pm April 7, James was stopped by police for a random drug and breath test. When asked for her licence she told police she didn’t have it.

Police checks revealed her licence had been suspended by Wagga Wagga Highway Patrol for exceeding the speed limit by 30km/h with a further suspension by the RMS for excessive demerit points.

In sentencing James, Magistrate Michael O’Brien said she had an appalling record.

“The problem for you lies between your left ear and your right ear,” he said.

“You are skating on thin ice in 40 degree heat. Driving is not a right, it is a privilege, and when that privilege is taken away it is taken away,” he told her.