Suspended Cowra driver fined nearly $2000

A young Cowra man who was stopped twice by police for driving with a suspended licence walked out of the Local Court last week nearly $2000 poorer for the experience.

Kohan Clive Kachel, who represented himself before magistrate Jillian Kiely, entered pleas of guilty to the two charges, telling the court there was "nothing I can say" to defend himself.

Kachel, 20, of Hartley Street, was told that if he drove again before getting his licence back he risked a jail sentence.

"If you are caught driving you face up to 12 months jail, you need to take these orders seriously," Kachel was told.

"For a young man you certainly don't have a good driving record," Magistrate Kiely told Kachel.

For driving suspended on the first occasion, that occurred on June 24 this year, Kachel was fined $880 and disqualified from driving for three months.

For the second offence, committed on July 9 Kachel was fined a further $1100 and disqualified from driving for five months.

When asked by police on the second occasion why he was driving police said Kachel simply "shrugged his shoulders".

A passenger was with Kachel on both occasions and told police they had asked Kachel to drive for them.