Jail threat proves empty as driver is given another chance

Warwick Court House
Warwick Court House

DESPITE being warned "drive again, go to jail" at her last court appearance, a Killarney mother of three has been given another chance to prove she can stay off the road.

Rebecca Jean Chocholowski defied a court order banning her from driving to collect her children from school on February 6.

She was intercepted by police in Willow St and was brought back to court this week.

She told the officer she had planned to walk to her children's school but was running late and borrowed her mother's car to collect the children and groceries.

Chocholowski is a repeat offender of this nature and has racked up a number of convictions for driving offences.

In September 2011, she was given a three months jail sentence, which was wholly suspended for two years, and allowed to walk free from the court.

She was also banned from driving for two years.

Warwick's sentencing magistrate at the time, Anne Thacker, warned the woman she would find herself behind bars if she was caught driving again while disqualified.

Police prosecutor Ken Wiggan this week told the Warwick Magistrates Court Chocholowski had been issued with lengthy driving disqualifications twice in 2010 and again in 2011.

Magistrate Graham Lee sentenced the woman to three months jail but placed her on immediate parole and she was again allowed to walk from the court.

She was also banned from holding a driver's licence for two and a half years.



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