Forbes police: Motorist to face court for driving offences

OFF THE ROAD: A Forbes man was caught behind the wheel twice despite a driver's licence application refusal. Photo: FILE
OFF THE ROAD: A Forbes man was caught behind the wheel twice despite a driver's licence application refusal. Photo: FILE

A FORBES motorist has been stopped by police twice in four days and will soon face court for a range of offences.

Officers attached to the Central West Police District Highway Patrol unit say the first offence occurred at 5.20pm on Sunday.

"[Police] were patrolling Johnson Street, Forbes when they detected a vehicle driving at 72km/h in a 50km/h speed zone," officers said in a statement.

The vehicle, being driven by a 25-year-old man from Forbes, was stopped by police.

"Checks revealed that the driver did not have a driver licence and was refused a licence by the RMS [Roads and Maritime Services] in April 2019," officers said.

He was charged with drive while licence application refused and exceed speed over 20km/h.

Three days later, on Wednesday, November 6, Forbes police officers stopped the driver again.

"He was observed by police driving a vehicle on Cedar Crescent at Forbes," a NSW Police spokeswoman said.

"He was stopped on Forster Street and failed to produce a drivers licence.

"The man was charged with drive while licence application refused, charged again for 1st offence because the other matter hasn't been to court yet."

He will appear before Forbes Local Court on January 9, 2020.

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