A 25-YEAR-OLD Warrnambool man, who is quickly building a record of driving offending, has been fined $1800 after spending a couple of days in custody.
Rhys Wanganeen, 25, of Taits Road, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to two counts of driving while disqualified and failing to answer bail as well as changes of possessing ice and a knife.
Magistrate Peter Mellas said Wanganeen was building a significant criminal record and courts would be from now questioning if he should be jailed.
He said the defendant drove when he was not allowed, but at this stage fines were appropriate after Wanganeen was arrested on warrants at the weekend.
Police said that at 9pm on May 3 Wanganeen was intercepted heading north on Taits Road.
He was found to be disqualified driver, driving an unregistered car and the vehicle was unroadworthy as wire was showing through on the front tyres.
The car registration had expired three days before being pulled over.
Police impounded the vehicle and Wanganeen told the officer he had to get around and didn't know the registration had expired.
Wanganeen then failed to appear in court a couple of times.
On May 31 he was a passenger in a car driving north on McGregors Road. He was found in possession of .2 grams of ice.
On January 5 Wanganeen was pulled over in McGregors Road driving while disqualified and he admitted knowing he shouldn't be driving.
A flick knife was also found in the vehicle.
Wanganeen was convicted and fined $1800 and jailed for two days - time he has already served in custody.