by Ross Irby
UNLICENSED driver and rural resident Katrina Bacon told a Bundaberg court she was unaware of being licence-suspended by the State Penalties and Enforcement Registry as she hadn't received a letter.
Pleading guilty to driving on May 12 at Gin Gin when SPER-suspended, Bacon revealed her mail issues.
"Where I live we very rarely get our mail. It goes to another address and if they don't send it up we don't know,” she said.
"If I don't have a licence, I will probably lose my job.”
Magistrate Belinda Merrin queried police prosecutor Michael Quirk about such a problem when mail gets put in the wrong letterbox.
Sgt Quirk said his understanding was SPER would also contact a person by phone, letting them know they needed to get a repayment plan.
Bacon was fined $300 and lost her licence for one month.