Warrnambool man's community corrections order extended after breach

A YOUNG man had his community corrections order (CCO) extended by six months after he breached an earlier order by driving while suspended and failing to appear at court.

Robert Davies, 23, of Warrnambool, was also ordered to do 80 hours’ community work, undergo treatment for drug and alcohol abuse and mental health, and was fined $800.

Police prosecutor Paul Harris said that when Davies’car was stopped by police on the Princes Highway at Birregurra on July 26 last year, it was discovered that his licence was suspended, the registration for the car had expired and the tyres had no tread. The offences breached a previous CCO.

Amanda Chambers, for Davies, said her client led an isolated life and needed support. He had not kept his contact details with VicRoads up to date and the car had become unregistered.

She said Davies was willing to re-engage with the direction of Corrections Victoria, adding: “The stick is potential jail.”

Magistrate Ann McGarvie ordered Davies to attend a judicial monitoring hearing on July 25.

She warned that if he was not complying with the orders, “you know the outcome”.

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