Joondalup Magistrates Court: magistrate calls Neerabup reckless driver “walking cliche” FIFO worker

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A MAGISTRATE has called a man a “walking cliché” of a FIFO worker and handed him a suspended jail term after he was caught driving without a licence for the seventh time while doing burnouts in Neerabup.

Rhys James Dwyer (28) faced Joondalup Magistrates Court on Friday, July 27, after pleading guilty to reckless driving and driving without a licence.

The police prosecutor told the court that Dwyer was driving under suspension while doing burnouts and donuts in a Holden Statesman as multiple friends watched on about 4.30pm in an industrial area on April 9.

He was unaware there was a police car storage facility nearby, which resulted in him being caught.

It was the seventh time since 2009 that Dwyer had been caught driving without a licence.

At hearing the offender was a FIFO worker, Magistrate Robert Young labelled him a “walking cliché”, referring to what he considered the “work hard play hard” culture of the mining industry.

He sentenced Dwyer to a nine-month prison term suspended for 12 months.

Dwyer’s driver’s licence was suspended for another 21 months.