Driving record ‘appalling’

TINA Marie Grove is on a seven-month suspended jail sentence for driving while disqualified twice in six weeks.

Grove, 43, of Garoogong Road, Springdale Heights, assured Albury Local Court she would not drive again.

“You have an appalling record,” magistrate Tony Murray told her when imposing a concurrent two-year ban on each charge, extending her disqualification until February 2018.

Grove was sentenced in 2006 to a 14-month suspended sentence on three disqualified-driving counts.

Police saw Grove driving an unregistered Commodore about 1pm on November 6 and checks revealed she was disqualified until 2016.

Officers doing random breath testing in Wagga Road about 11.50pm on December 21 saw a white Hyundai drive out of the Boomerang Hotel car park towards them.

It stopped for five minutes before the driver returned to a hotel car park where she told police she had been driving people who had been drinking.