Poona man's SPER account tops $16,000 with yet another fine

A POONA man with more than $15,000 in outstanding fines has fronted the Maryborough Magistrates Court to be slapped with yet another fine.

Christian John Norman James, 20, pleaded guilty to driving unaccompanied while on a learner licence on February 1 last year.

Police prosecutor Kath Stagoll said the unemployed man had no emergency reason for driving and was "just cruising around".

She pointed out that James had a "fairly severe" traffic and criminal history and had $15,800 in outstanding debts with the State Penalty Enforcement Registry.

Defence counsel John Willett told the court his client had turned his life around.

Magistrate John Smith fined him $500 and disqualified his licence for six months.


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