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Caught twice in an hour

A Fairy Meadow man has been charged after being caught driving while disqualified twice in one hour at Heathcote.
About 6pm on Tuesday police attached to the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command stopped a Black BMW on the Princes Highway at Heathcote
Officers spoke to the driver, a 40-year-old man, before checks revealed he was a disqualified driver.
He was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice (FCAN) for driving whilst disqualified.
Just after 7.30pm, police stopped the BMW on Strickland Street at Heathcote for the purpose of a random breath test.
The driver returned a negative result; however, he was again issued a FCAN for driving whilst disqualified.
Further checks revealed the man has been caught driving four times in a two-week period, with each occasion resulting in a charge.
The Fairy Meadow man will appear in Sutherland Local Court on March 27.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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