Job isn't excuse for having no rego

AN RACQ driver faced Murgon Magistrates Court on Tuesday for driving an unregistered vehicle.

Police Prosecutor Sergeant Pepe Gangemi said on May 15 police intercepted Marvin Leroy Brown, 59, in an RACQ tow truck with an expired registration sticker on the Bunya Hwy, Wondai.

The registration had expired on February 8.

Brown said he knew about the registration but still had a job to do, Sgt Gangemi said.

Brown told the court he knew the truck was coming up to rego but he had not been paid by RACQ and he needed to get the job done.

"I decided to take the risk and I got caught," he said.

"I have no money to pay rego or anything."

Magistrate Graham Hillan said it was still an offence to drive an unregistered vehicle no matter what the circumstances were.

Brown was fined $300.

No conviction was recorded due to his lack of criminal history.

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