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Heavy fines for speeding without insurance

A motorbike rider has been fined almost $3,000 for a string of roads offences.

Thurston Minors, 47, pleaded guilty to two counts of driving an unlicensed motorcycle and one charge of having no third-party insurance, as well as a speeding charge.

Magistrates’ Court heard on Thursday that Minors, from St George’s, was stopped by police on December 8 last year when he was found driving an uninsured bike without third-party insurance.

Minors was stopped for the same offences on August 5 last year.

The defendant was also caught speeding at 80km/h, more than twice the speed limit of 35km/h, on April 18.

Minors pleaded guilty to all the offences except for driving without insurance in August, which was accepted by the court.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe fined Minors $500 for speeding, $1,500 for not having third-party insurance in December and a total of $700 for the two unlicensed motorcycle offences.

He ordered Minors to return on June 6 to provide proof of insurance for last August.

Minors was also ordered to pay an outstanding fine of $1,000 that dated back to 2013 by the end of the day.

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