Pinjarra man jailed, suspended from driving until 2021

A 42-year-old Pinjarra man reacted explosively after he was sentenced to seven months in prison at Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday.

As Jason Patrick Kennedy was taken into custody, he yelled “f**k you, you f**king dog” at Magistrate Vivien Edwards.

This was the Pinjarra man’s 19th conviction for driving without a licence.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of no authority to drive, speeding, driving an unlicensed vehicle and driving a vehicle with false registration plates.

The police prosecutor told the court Kennedy was caught speeding and driving without a licence on March 2 in North Dandalup.

On May 9 in Pinjarra, Kennedy was caught driving again, this time in a car fitted with false plates.

He was under seven court suspensions for driving offences at the time of offending.

These suspensions were due to expire in 2019.

Counsel for the accused Brian Mahon said Kennedy did not realise his extraordinary licence has expired.

Magistrate Edwards sentenced Kennedy to seven months imprisonment for having no authority to drive.

Kennedy received a global fine of $900 for the other offences.

He is disqualified from driving until the year 2021.

Magistrate Edwards admitted Kennedy had made positive changes in his life, but they were not enough to grant him a suspended sentence.

As corrections officers led Kennedy away he yelled “how do you expect people to change without giving them a chance?”

Mr Mahon was able to approach Kennedy and calm him down.

Kennedy told Magistrate Edwards that he was sorry, he got a bit upset.