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Licence back despite ice

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January 11, 2017

A Shepparton man has been given his drivers licence back, despite freely telling the court that he uses methamphetamines, or ice.

A Shepparton man has been given his drivers licence back, despite freely telling the court that he uses methamphetamines, or ice.

Stewart Lindsay Dean, 36, faced Shepparton Magistrates’ Court on Monday to apply for his licence after he was previously disqualified from driving.

‘‘If I’ve got transport, it will make things easier,’’ he said.

When the magistrate asked him if he was still a user of methamphetamines, he said he still occasionally used it ‘‘recreationally’’.

Magistrate David Faram warned him about the potential dangerous chemicals he was freely putting inside his body.

‘‘There is no quality control, sometimes people like you die,’’ Mr Faram said.

‘‘Worse still, you could kill someone if you are driving a vehicle affected by drugs; they die, you go to jail.’’

Despite the admission of drug use, his application for a licence was granted, but with a warning from Mr Faram.

‘‘Having a licence is a privilege, Mr Dean,’’ he said.

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