Rockingham Magistrates Court: man loses licence for life

A MAN has lost his licence for life after his third reckless driving conviction.

Marko Curcic pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle exceeding the speed limit by 45km/h or more after appearing at Rockingham Magistrates Court on April 29.

The prosecutor said a speed camera picked him up doing 139km/h in an 80km/h zone at Kwinana Beach.

Curcic agreed that he was speeding.

“I admit I was speeding but I honestly don’t remember doing 140km/h,” he said.

Magistrate Susan Richardson told Curcic he was looking at a jail term. “Do you know that?” she asked him.

“Yes,” Curcic replied.

“I wasn’t intoxicated or anything, I was just stupid at the time.”

“I work full-time and have two little ones.”

Magistrate Richardson told Curcic his driving could have put his children at risk. “Well they might have been on the road in another car,” she said.

“He has reached imprisonment but it will be suspended this time.

“In a nutshell, it was outrageous to put yourself and others in potential danger and from what you have said, you seem to have little regard for it,” the magistrate said

Curcic disagreed and said it had definitely scared him.

His previous driving convictions were in 2013 and 2008 respectively. He was sentenced to nine months imprisonment suspended for 18 months and permanently disqualified from driving.