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Man Indefinitely Banned From Driving Back In Court

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Tauranga, Jan 16 NZPA - A motorist who was banned indefinitely from getting behind the wheel 14 years ago appeared in Tauranga District Court today on his 11th charge of driving while disqualified.

"What is the problem with you getting a driver's licence?" Judge Christopher Harding asked Eugene Thomas, 46, of Papamoa.

"Nothing really, your honour," Thomas replied.

He had been stopped at Mt Maunganui last October 25 for speeding. Police seized his vehicle.

Thomas told the judge he had "done the drug tests" needed before he could apply to re-sit his licence, but added that the process for gaining a current licence costs money.

Judge Harding said: "You know what happens: You come back (to court) and you get disqualified for another year.

"All I am able to do is disqualify you again for 12 months -- and that is all I will do."

He urged Thomas to do something about it.

"You need to know that if you come up again you will go to prison."

Thomas said: "Aw, that's not nice."

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