Licence lost over unpaid $4 toll

A MOTORIST had her licence suspended for a month after failing to pay a $4 toll fine.

Grace Castleton picked up the toll 13 months ago in Brisbane but had not received notification of the fee after moving house.

She was pulled over on Redbank Plains Rd and Highbury Drive on July 14 to find she was SPER suspended.

Her solicitor told Ipswich Magistrates Court the suspension was the result of a snowballing of the toll fee and Castleton ended up paying $210 to clear it.

Castleton hoped to have the penalty reduced after some successful challenges set an argument for legal precedent.

But Magistrate Michael Quinn said Castleton's traffic history didn't warrant a second chance.

"You've come before the court on a number of occasions," he said.

"Six times on your history.

"The issue has arisen because of changing address and not notifying the authorities."

She was also fined $150 for the offence.



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