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Man who ran up more than $9,000 in unpaid traffic fines in court

Magistrates Court

A man who racked up more than $9,000 in unpaid traffic fines over five years will be considered for community service.

Andrew Phillips, 57, who appeared in Magistrates’ Court yesterday, was also charged with driving an unlicensed car, driving without third party insurance and driving without a licence.

Phillips pleaded guilty to the driving offences, which happened on December 13 last year.

The court heard the outstanding traffic fines totalled $9,820.

Phillips, from Sandys, said that he had struggled to pay off the fines and had not worked since the Covid-19 pandemic started.

Magistrate Tyrone Chin suggested that Phillips could perform community service to pay off the fines, which would require about 491 hours of work.

Mr Chin ordered a social inquiry report to help decide if Phillips was suitable for community service.

He adjourned the case until January 4 and released him on $500 bail.