Judge blasts a uni student’s ‘shocking’ driving record after she racked up ELEVEN speeding fines in one year
- Magistrate blasts university student for her ‘shocking’ driving history in court
- She told Rebecca Catherine Blaine, 20, she was ‘in the naughty corner now’
- Student racked up nearly a dozen speeding fines and drove without a license
- Blain was caught driving an unregistered and unlicensed in April and June
A judge has blasted a university student for her ‘shocking’ driving history after she racked up nearly a dozen speeding fines in one year.
Rebecca Catherine Blain, 20, pleaded guilty to several driving-related offences in Cleveland Magistrates Court, in Redland City in Queensland, on Monday.
The philosophy student pleaded guilty to two counts of driving with a disqualified license after losing her demerit points, two counts each of driving an uninsured and unregistered vehicle, and two counts of failing to notify a change of address.
Rebecca Catherine Blain, 20, pleaded guilty to several driving-related offences in Cleveland Magistrates Court, in Redland City, on Monday (stock image)
The court heard the University of Queensland student had been caught speeding 11 times in one year, the Courier Mail reports.
Magistrate Deborah Vasta described Blain’s behaviour on the roads as ‘concerning’ and told the young woman: ‘You’re in the naughty corner now’.
‘You have a shocking traffic history,’ the magistrate said.
Blain was caught driving on a disqualified license multiple times and continued to get behind the wheel despite her accumulating fines.
She was caught at Wellington Point, east of Brisbane, on April 23 and again on June 2 driving an uninsured and unregistered car.
The 20-year-old had also been suspended from driving at the time.
Police prosecutor Emily Ollenburg said despite the string of fines, the young woman kept driving and claimed she had forgotten to update her details.
The uni student was caught driving on a disqualified license multiple times and continued to get behind the wheel despite her accumulating fines (stock image)
The student’s lawyer Katelyn Sherrin said her client was remorseful despite knowing she shouldn’t have been driving.
Ms Blain was convicted and disqualified from driving for six months for each offence, to be served at the same time.
In Queensland, double demerit points apply to drivers who commit certain speeding offences within a 12-month period.
Drivers can be fined $287 for driving less than 10km/h over the speed limit, $431 for driving between 11 and 20km/h over and $646 for being over by 20 to 30km/h.