Disqualified drivers charged over defiance of court orders

AT LEAST five people will face court following a busy weekend for police on Clarence Valley roads.

From Friday night to the early hours of this morning, five motorists were caught behind the wheel despite their licenses being disqualified, cancelled or suspended.

They include:

  • A 28-year-old woman driving a white Holden Captiva on the Pacific Hwy at Maclean. She was stopped by police at 2.30am this morning, and was allegedly found to be driving on a suspended license.
  • Ten minutes later, about 2.40am, a 35-year-old woman was stopped on Turf St, Grafton. She was allegedly driving on a disqualified license.
  • A Mitsubishi Magna sedan was stopped in Davies St, Grafton, about 10.40pm on Sunday. It will be alleged by police that the 25-year-old male was driving with a cancelled license.
  • At 6.05pm yesterday, a silver Holden Commodore was stopped on River St, Maclean. The 49-year-old male driver was also detected as having a disqualified license.
  • A 28-year-old female will also face court after being pulled over by officers in Bent St, South Grafton at 2.35am on Saturday. It is alleged she was driving on a disqualified driver's license.

The penalties for driving whilst disqualified can be severe and include jail time for repeat offenders.

Each of the recent alleged offenders have been charged and issues notices to attend court at a later date.



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