A MOUNT Gambier man who drove his friend’s vehicle without a valid driver’s licence has been sentenced to six months imprisonment.
William Roland Yates, 41, appeared via video-link in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court to be sentenced for driving unauthorised.
The prosecution said Yates was stopped on Jubilee Highway East at 4pm on April 11 for a driver screening test.
Checks revealed he had never held a driver’s licence in Australia and the vehicle was impounded.
The defendant’s lawyer said Yates’ friend had given birth to twins and they were having difficulty with their vehicle.
He said Yates agreed to fix it as an act