Prison for repeatedly driving without a licence

Jason Greed pleaded guilty to exceeding the speed limit and having no authority to drive after appearing in Rockingham Magistrates Court on March 22.

The prosecutor said that on November 29, 2015, at 1.15pm, Greed was travelling east along Karnup Road when he was detected driving at 80km/h in a 70km/h zone.

Mr Greed’s lawyer said the 25-year-old was with a group of friends who had been drinking, so he made the safer decision to drive as he had not been drinking.

A pre-sentence report said Greed had tried to better himself through programs and study.

He had spent short stints in prison previously for driving offences.

Magistrate Peter Malone said Greed could have chosen a different path.

“You could have all walked home for two days, a day or several hours – it was not the smart thing to do,” he said.

“It’s very sad – prison is meant to be for rapists, murderers and robbers.

“It must be very embarrassing to be rubbing shoulders with some tattooed murderer while you’re just in there for driving.

“Now you’re going back there again for driving. Unfortunately you are just not learning your lesson.”

Greed was sent to prison for seven months and received a further nine- months disqualification from driving, cumulative on his current disqualifications.