Warrnambool woman says she learnt her lesson after driving while disqualified

A WOMAN who drove while her licence was suspended hadn’t realised how serious the offence was.

Courtney Baudinette, 26, of Hayley Drive, Warrnambool, was placed on a six-month good behaviour bond after pleading guilty in Warrnambool Magistrate’s Court yesterday to driving while disqualified.

Police prosecutor Ser-geant Sandra Skilton said Baudinette’s licence had been suspended in July last year because she had accrued too many demerit points.

Baudinette told police she had been driving on October 21 on Koroit Street because she wanted to get something from the post office.

She told police she hadn’t realised how serious the offence was.

Baudinette told the court she had learnt her lesson and not driven since.

When asked by magistrate Peter Mellas why she had accrued so many demerit points, Baudinette said had lost points for speeding.

Mr Mellas ordered Baudinette to attend a road trauma course before July 11.