'Rescue' earns prison stay
RESCUING his girlfriend from a broken down car has earned a Nobby man a two-month jail stay after appearing in court for his fourth driving while disqualified charge within five years.
Joseph Earl Wright, 20, appeared emotional and close to tears on Tuesday when Magistrate Anne Thacker told him he would serve jail time for driving his vehicle after it broke down close to his home.
The Warwick Magistrates Court heard Wright was intercepted by Clifton police at Nobby in the early hours of May 28 of this year.
Defence counsel for the father of one said he was the sole provider for the family and only drove the car to get it home as it was presenting some danger to traffic where it was.
The vehicle was impounded following the offence.
The court heard Wright was a serial offender for matters of this nature and was on a suspended sentence at the time of the offence.
His lengthy history involves unlicensed driving and several driving while disqualified charges, one of which had earlier landed him a six-week stint behind bars.
Wright told Magistrate Thacker he just wanted to move on with his life and stay away from things that landed him in trouble but his pleas fell on deaf ears with the magistrate saying she was bound to impose a jail sentence for the offence.
Wright was sentenced to eight months jail, with a parole release date set for September 20, 2011.