Speeding motorists banned from road
Two speeding motorists were disqualified from driving in Magistrates’ Court yesterday after racking up too many demerit points.
The first defendant, Keaton Tannock, 23, of Somerset Road, Sandys, admitted two counts of speeding — one at 68kph and one at 63kph — for which he was given 12 demerit points and fined $515.
Prosecutor Maria Sofianos said he already had 17 demerit points on his licence: six for another speeding offence and 11 for two separate cases of using a hand-held device while driving.
Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner disqualified him from driving any vehicle for three months.
In a separate case, Mr Warner imposed the same penalty on LaVon Thomas, 22, of Sunning Lane, Warwick, who admitted one count of speeding at 73kph.
He was fined $400 and given seven demerit points. Ms Sofianos said he already had 13 points, prompting Mr Warner to impose the driving ban.
In a third case, Justin Simmons, 27, of Poinciana Road, Devonshire, admitted speeding at 56kph. He was fined $200 and given five demerit points.