A HAMILTON woman jailed after she was thought to have breached a suspended jail sentence after driving while disqualified is now on a good behaviour bond.
Sarah-Jane Davies, 32, pleaded guilty in the Hamilton Magistrates Court on November 9.
She was jailed for four months, with one month to serve and three months suspended for 24 months.
She appealed against the severity of the sentence to the Warrnambool County Court this week.
Judge Bill Stuart found that the driving while disqualified on July 16 last year did not breach a previously suspended sentence because Davies had appealed against the severity of that sentence.
Judge Stuart found that Davies had been sentenced in error and the breach of the suspended sentence could not be sustained as a matter of law.
In the County Court this week, Davies received a 12-month good behaviour bond for driving while disqualified.
The court was told that Davies abandoned her previous appeal and served seven days in jail.
As a result her children were removed from her custody.
The court heard that on July 16 last year, Davies drove her Ford sedan while her licence was cancelled to Hamilton’s Brown Street supermarket.
She initially denied driving but when told she had been seen driving she said she went to the supermarket to get milk for her baby.
On April 27 last year Davies was convicted and fined $4000 and had her licence cancelled for nine months after driving in a dangerous manner.
She was back in court on July 13 for driving while disqualified and received the suspended sentence.
Three days later she was again caught driving while disqualified.