Man fined after driving unlicensed twice in one day

A ROCKHAMPTON man who was nabbed driving unlicensed twice in the same day was fined $1250 in Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday.

Stephen James Misso pleaded guilty to one count of contravening the direction of police and two counts of driving unlicensed after police intercepted him at 11am and 3pm on October 5.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Manon Barwick told the court that police first intercepted Misso on Berserker St when he said he held a provisional licence but refused to give it to police.

Checks showed his licence expired on August 31.

Police caught Misso driving again on Richardson Rd at 3pm when he still did not hold a current driver's licence.

"The first time I was caught I had forgotten my licence and they told me to leave the car there and have it picked up," Misso told the court.

"But I decided to go back for it and drive it myself.

"It was a bad decision on my behalf."

Misso did not have convictions recorded for the contravening direction of police and second unlicensed driving offence but did have a conviction recorded for the first unlicensed driving offence.