Photo Ali Kuchel / Western Times
Photo Ali Kuchel / Western Times

Charleville woman illegally drives kid to hospital

A Charleville woman has found herself before a magistrate after being busted by cops when she drove her unregistered vehicle while taking her son to the hospital

Tracey Nicole Adams appeared by phone in the Magistrates Court on March 9 and pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle that was unregistered and uninsured.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Caroline Boodnikoff said officers did a rego check on Adams’ car on Hill Street at 2.10am on February 10.

“She immediately acknowledged that the car was unregistered and she had advised police that she was driving her car to take her son to the hospital,” Sergeant Boodnikoff told the court.

Adams told police at the time she recently purchased the vehicle but wasn’t aware that the registration expired so long ago.

“Police questioned her about her route of travel, because it wasn’t the most direct route of travel,” Sergeant Boodnikoff said.

Adams told police at the time she drove past her house because they left from elsewhere, and when queried as to why she didn’t call an ambulance, she said she just wanted to drive her kid to the hospital herself.

Magistrate Peter Saggers asked her if the car is registered now but Adams, representing herself, said that it wasn’t.

“It’s important that you comply with these things, because if you have an accident,” Magistrate Saggers said.

Adams was fined $250 for each of the two offences, and convictions were recorded.

“Make sure you get it properly sorted out, please, before you drive again,” Magistrate Saggers said.

Charleville Western Times

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