Power NBL mentor benched in unlicensed driving case

FORMER NBL star Derek Rucker didn't front, but instead sent a letter to Gladstone Magistrates Court admitting his guilt to driving his car when he was unlicensed.

Rucker, 48, from Tannum Sands, pleaded guilty to driving on Friday, May 22, without a licence.

His licence was suspended as a result of an unpaid fine* under the State Penalties Enforcement Registry.

The head coach of Port City Power in the Queensland Basketball League was charged after police stopped his vehicle at 8.10pm on the Gladstone-Benaraby Rd.

Magistrate Penelope Hay noted that Rucker's guilty plea was timely and fined him $300.

He was disqualified for one month.

* Editor's note: This article has been edited to clarify Mr Rucker had one unpaid fine, rather than multiple fines.


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