MP's son faces driving offences
THE son of a Tweed MP will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to a stack of serious driving offences.
Geoff Provest's son Patrick Provest appeared in Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday charged with driving while disqualified, driving an unregistered car, driving an uninsured car and using and being in possession of stolen number plates.
The 30-year-old Banora Point man tried to evade police in the car park of Tweed City Shopping Centre on March 31, police evidence tendered to the court revealed.
Police from the proactive crime team were conducting routine patrols about 4pm when they recognised Provest behind the wheel of a maroon Holden Commodore station wagon.
Provest was known to police as a disqualified driver who was banned from driving until 2016.
Police evidence said Provest accelerated and drove over the top of a roundabout in an attempt to avoid them.
After being pulled over Provest lied to police, telling them he had his licence back, to which they replied: “Patrick you clearly have a total disregard for the court system and your disqualification”.
Provest will reappear in Tweed Heads Local Court on May 9 for sentencing.