A WEST Albury man has been released on appeal bail after receiving a jail sentence for disqualified driving.
Graham Scott Jones received an eight-month jail term, with a minimum of six, when sentenced by magistrate Megan Greenwood in Albury Local Court.
But he lodged a severity appeal and was granted bail despite five previous matters for the same offence.
It is a bail condition that he cannot occupy the driver’s seat of any vehicle.
An Albury highway patrol officer saw a Holden Commodore enter the McDonald’s car park in Albury at 8.27am on June 20.
Jones, 41, of Waratah Crescent, was told police believed he was a disqualified driver and replied: “Suspended I thought”.
“It’s my daughter’s birthday today,” he said.
“I thought I would buy her a frappe for a treat.”
A young girl was sitting in a front passenger seat.
Jones’ most recent court appearance was on October 11, 2010, when he was disqualified from June 12, 2013, for two years.