A man who was caught driving three times while disqualified was convicted and jailed for 42 days.
Jamie Kay pleaded guilty in the Ballarat Magistrates' Court to a string of driving offences, from March 2018, July 2019, and December 2 this year.
According to the police summary, Kay was intercepted on the Ballarat-Burrumbeet Road on March 3, 2018, driving with a cancelled probationary licence.
Police again intercepted Kay in Redan in March, driving a car with expired registration and no licence - he stated it had been reinstated, but checks with VicRoads confirmed it had not.
On Monday evening, police noticed an unregistered car pull over before Kay exited it.
He said he was unlicensed and the car was unregistered.
Kay's prior history included several relevant priors, as well as a failure to appear in court.
His defence lawyer, Scott Belcher, said his client was pleading guilty early and worked hard as a full time bricklayer.
"He's slowed down, in relative terms," he said.
"Since 2017, he's overcome issues with alcohol, he's never done drugs, and his employer supports him.
"He's decided to take responsibility and make a plea."
Magistrate Timothy Bourke said Kay would have been aware a jail term was coming.
"You've found yourself on remand overnight, it's your first time in custody," he said.
As well as the jail sentence, Kay was also fined $1500 for summary offences and will have his licence cancelled and disqualified for six months.
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