A MAN had been suspended from driving just six days before getting behind the wheel of a car and failing to obey a simple road rule.
Mildura police observed Va Ba Nguyen, 54, driving along Seventeenth Street and failing to pull up at a stop sign. Instead he rolled through onto Deakin Avenue.
When intercepted by police, a check on his licence revealed it had been suspended for one month for speeding.
His defence counsel told Mildura Magistrates’ Court last week that he had failed to correctly read the infringement notice issued to him six days before his latest offending.
The court was told he moved to Mildura two and a half years ago after immigrating from Vietnam in 1990, and needed his licence to drive to his fruit picking job.
He pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined $500 with a conviction.
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