DEAN Curtis Honeysett likes driving cars even though he has never held a licence.
Honeysett, 21, of North Albury, was on bail with a condition preventing him from being in the driver’s seat of any vehicle when police caught him driving at Lavington on Saturday.
A court has heard how he jumped from the driver’s seat into the rear seat to trick police, but his ruse failed.
Honeysett appeared in Albury Local Court yesterday to apply for bail on three disqualified driving charges along with other traffic matters.
His bid for bail was opposed by police, but magistrate Megan Greenwood granted his release with the same condition — to stay out of the driver’s seat of any vehicle.
“You are on your last chance,” Ms Greenwood warned Honeysett when adjourning his charges until next week.
“This gentleman’s record seems to be all about driving offences.”
Honeysett has already spent time in jail for disqualified driving and had 11 months on parole after his release.
Solicitor Shaun Mortimer said Honeysett suffered from anxiety, but had failed to comply with his medication regime in recent months.
Ms Greenwood has ordered Honeysett to take his medication to minimise his risk of reoffending.
Police were patrolling Union Road about 4.50pm on Saturday and intended to stop a Ford vehicle to submit the driver to a random breath test.
When Honeysett stopped the vehicle, the officers saw him jump into the rear seat with the front seat passenger moving into the driver’s seat.
A check on Honeysett revealed he was disqualified from driving on August 3, 2008, until July 3 this year.
The vehicle had registration plates belonging to another car.
Honeysett was caught for disqualified driving in Wagga on December 28 when stopped for a random breath test in Ashmont about 11.45pm.
He admitted having never held a licence and told police he was “just going for a drive” in a friend’s vehicle.