A 47-year-old Collie man has faced court over multiple driving offences from earlier this year.
Representing himself in Collie Magistrates Court on Wednesday, April 10, Kelvin John Simmonds pleaded guilty to exceeding the speed limit in a built-up area, driving while suspended, driving an unlicensed vehicle on a road, and failing to ensure a passenger under 16 wore a seatbelt.
Police prosecutor sergeant Jo Morissey told the court Simmonds was spotted driving an unlicensed vehicle on Venn Street, about 6.30pm on Saturday, January 12.
With his daughter in the car, Simmonds drove at 86 kilometres per hour in a 50km/hr zone.
I hope you make safe, sensible decisions in the future.Magistrate David Maclean
Speaking to Magistrate David Maclean, Simmonds described his own actions as "stupid" and "embarrassing".
Mr Maclean said Simmonds had exposed his daughter to dangerous conditions.
"Anything could have happened...even grievous bodily harm or death," Mr Maclean said.
"We see the aftermath, but they [the police] see it first hand. Driving is a privilege, not a right. I hope you make safe, sensible decisions in the future."
Taking the seriousness of the offences and Simmonds' guilty pleas into account, Mr Maclean handed down fines and court costs.