Rebecca Blain: Judge blasts college student’s ‘shocking’ driving record after 11 fines

Judge blasts university student’s ‘shocking’ driving record after racking up ELEVEN speeding fines in a year

  • Magistrate castigates university student for ‘shocking’ conduct history in court
  • She told Rebecca Catherine Blaine, 20, that she was ‘in the naughty corner now’
  • A student racked up nearly a dozen speeding fines and drove without a license
  • Blain was caught driving an unregistered and unlicensed vehicle in April and June

A judge has blasted a university student for her ‘shocking’ driving record after racking up nearly a dozen speeding fines in a year.

Rebecca Catherine Blain, 20, pleaded guilty to multiple driving offenses at Cleveland Magistrates Court, Redland City in Queensland on Monday.

The philosophy student pleaded guilty to two counts of driving with a disqualified license after losing her demerit points, two counts of driving an uninsured and unregistered vehicle and two counts of omission to notify a change of address.

Rebecca Catherine Blain, 20, pleaded guilty to multiple driving-related offenses in Cleveland Magistrates Court in Redland City on Monday (stock image)

The court heard the University of Queensland student was caught speeding 11 times in a year, Courier Mail reports.

Magistrate Deborah Vasta described Blain’s behavior on the roads as “concerning” and told the young woman: “You’re in the naughty corner now.”

“You have a shocking traffic history,” the magistrate said.

Blain was repeatedly caught driving with a disqualified license and continued to drive despite her accumulated fines.

She was caught at Wellington Point, east of Brisbane, on April 23 and again on June 2 driving an uninsured and unregistered car.

The 20-year-old was also suspended from driving at the time.

Police prosecutor Emily Ollenburg said despite the string of fines, the young woman continued to drive and claimed she forgot to update her details.

The university student was repeatedly caught driving with a disqualified license and continued to drive despite her accumulated fines (stock image)

The university student was repeatedly caught driving with a disqualified license and continued to drive despite her accumulated fines (stock image)

The student’s lawyer, Katelyn Sherrin, said her client was remorseful despite knowing she shouldn’t have driven.

Ms Blain was convicted and disqualified from driving for six months for each offence, to be served at the same time.

In Queensland, double demerit points apply to drivers who commit certain speeding offenses within a 12-month period.

Drivers can be fined $287 for driving less than 10 km/h over the speed limit, $431 for driving between 11 and 20 km/h and $646 for exceeding 20 at 30 km/h.

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