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The Northern Territory news Fri 12 Jul 2013

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Title

The Northern Territory news Fri 12 Jul 2013

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2013-07-12

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Corp Australia

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/246750

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/581298

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Did you get let off with a warning? Go to the NT News Facebook page to have your say FORMER chief minister Terry Mills was let off after being pulled over by police at a random breath test last month and being busted for driving an unregistered vehicle. Mr Mills said he was let off with a warning after the police realised his registration had expired in March. It was the same month he was knifed by Adam Giles while on a trade visit to Japan and informed over the phone that he was no longer the chief minister. He said the police were sympathetic to his situation. They knew the significance of March, he said. The former chief minister said he usually took care of payments, including registration, in monthly instalments so he could keep on top of them. He said he was shocked to learn his registration had expired. I was coming home, everything was cool. They noticed that the registration had expired. I was very surprised to find that was the case. Obviously moving from one office to the other that had been overlooked. Consequently, the officers, having used their discretion, assisted me to get home, Mr Mills said. At the time of the offence, driving an unregistered vehicle attracted a fine of $520. However, that was increased to $840 on July 1. If the vehicle had been unregistered for more than one year the driver would be forced to face court. But the Traffic Act allows a member of the police force to caution a driver, rather than charging them with an offence, as long as they are satisfied that the person was unaware the registration had lapsed. Mr Mills is not the first politician to be busted by police for not playing by the road traffic rules. NT Attorney-General John Elferink was last month fined for not wearing a helmet while riding a motorbike in Bali and Children and Families Minister Alison Anderson and Arnhem MLA Larisa Lee each donated $200 to charity after they were photographed parking in a disabled spot in Katherine in April. Former Transport Minister and Barkly MLA Gerry McCarthy was caught doing 19km/h over the limit on the Stuart Highway in 2010. Journo urges licence check Meagan Dillon AN NT News journalist who will appear in court today for unlicensed driving is urging all motorists to check their licence expiry and not rely on the Motor Vehicle Registry to send out a renewal notice. Court reporter Meagan Dillon, 24, will front Darwin Magistrates Court this morning on a charge of driving while unlicensed. I made a mistake by not renewing my licence and would advise Territorians to make sure their licence is in date, she said. I was unaware that my license had expired when I was pulled over by police. Please dont rely on the MVR to remind you of your renewal date. Darwin barrister Peter Maley said 75 per cent of his clients that have been charged with unlicensed driving simply failed to renew their licence before it had expired. Mr Maley said it was a very avoidable offence that came about because of oversight. I have seen an increased number of people come to me who say they were never sent a renewal notice or reminder, he said. But ultimately its the drivers responsibility to make sure their licence is valid. The NT Government has introduced changes at the MVR that has seen licence periods extended from one, two or five years to up to 10 years. These came into play on July 1.


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