A WARRNAMBOOL man with a shocking driving history has had his BMW confiscated in court and been fined $1000.
Daniel Joseph Tate, 23, of Wooles Avenue, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court to unlicensed driving, driving an unroadworthy vehicle and driving an unregistered vehicle.
Tate is already serving a jail sentence, with his earliest release date in January.
Defence counsel Xavier Farrelly said Tate was being assessed to undertake a violent offender program in prison and his client would then have to complete alcohol and drug courses before being eligible for release.
Police said Tate was intercepted driving in June. Officers found his BMW had four bald tyres and a smashed windscreen, it was unregistered and Tate had never held a driver’s licence.
The car was impounded and due to Tate’s shocking driving history police applied for the vehicle to be forfeited. The BMW is valued about $2500.
Magistrate Jonathan Klestadt said Tate had more prior convictions than just about anyone else who had ever appeared before him.