Four year ban handed down

Four year ban handed down

A42-year-old Tarpeena woman has had her licence disqualified for a total of four years after pleading guilty to a string of driving 

Kelly Lee Larkin appeared in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court for sentencing last week in front of Magistrate Koula Kossiavelos.

Ms Larkin pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle after drug driving disqualification, two counts of driving under disqualification or suspension, two counts of driving a motor vehicle with methamphetamine in fluid or blood, failing to comply with direction to 
leave vehicle and failing to comply with bail agreement.

The charges related to offences in 2021 on April 25, August 8 and November 25 and December 6, 2023.

Ms Larkin’s lawyer Heidi Hancock told the court her client had ceased methamphetamine use on February 15, 2022.

Magistrate Kossiavelos said thankfully a lot of what had happened was in the past and said she hoped Ms Larkin’s rehabilitation from methamphetamine would continue without relapses.

Magistrate Kossiavelos disqualified Ms Larkin’s licence for a total of four years, imposed a fine of $1100 and issued her a 12 month good behaviour bond.

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