Trip to mate's house costs man $500

A QUICK drive to a mate's place has ended in a two-year licence suspension for a 21-year-old Kingaroy man.

Riki James Kennedy was pulled over on Youngman St at 5.45pm on May 26, behind the wheel of a Holden ute.

Checks revealed Kennedy's licence had been disqualified in January by court order for six months.

Police prosecutor Pepe Gangemi said Kennedy told officers he was driving to a friend's place.

Magistrate Louisa Pink had bad news for Kennedy.

"You drove while your licence was disqualified and the automatic consequence of that is that you lose your licence for two years," Ms Pink said.

"You're disqualified from holding or obtaining your licence for a period of two years from today.

"If you drive again while your licence is disqualified, you'll be back before the court and you'll get another two years, up to five years.

"People who repeatedly drive while disqualified go to jail, so don't drive while your licence is disqualified."

Ms Pink fined Kennedy $500 and disqualified him from driving for two years.

You can read more Kingaroy Magistrates Court stories here.

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